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When to see a doctor about cataracts

People who have any of the symptoms of cataracts need to consult their doctor in order to get a referral to an eye specialist (an ophthalmologist) to perform the diagnosis to confirm cataracts and recommend a treatment plan. If caught early, cataracts can usually be treated non-surgically. Alternatively, most eye care providers (optometrists) have bulk billed eye tests, which can be the first step in diagnosing cataracts.


Cataracts are one of the most important causes of blindness and are one of the most preventable causes of lifelong visual impairment, so early detection can help to reduce risk of blindness.


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  Last reviewed: 2 September 2007 || Last updated: 30 January 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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