experiencing symptoms or have risk factors?

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risk factors

Are you over the age of 60? (If you are under the age of 60 you are unlikely to have an age-related cataract)
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Have you had extensive exposure to sunlight (for example, working outdoors or spending a lot of time outdoors in leisure time) without wearing sunglasses?
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Do you smoke or did you smoke for a number of years in the past?
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Have you had a previous eye injury or inflammation in the eye?
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Have you previously had eye surgery (other than laser surgery for vision correction, such as PRK or LASIK)?
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Have you used steroid medication on a long-term basis (longer than a month)?
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Do you have diabetes?
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Are you considered medically obese (have a body mass index of 30 or more)?
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Do you have high blood pressure?
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potential symptoms

Do you have cloudy, blurred or dim vision?
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Are your eyes more sensitive to light than they used to be?
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Do you find it (increasingly) difficult seeing at night (for example, do you see halos around lights, or suffer from glare when driving at night)?
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Do colours seem faded, or have a yellow and/or brown tint?
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Do you suffer from double vision in one eye?
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Has your prescription for vision correction changed more frequently than usual recently?
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risk factors

Are they over the age of 60? (If they are under the age of 60 they are unlikely to have an age-related cataract)
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Have they had extensive exposure to sunlight (for example, working outdoors or spending a lot of time outdoors in leisure time) without wearing sunglasses?
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Do they smoke or did they smoke for a number of years in the past?
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Have they had a previous eye injury or inflammation in the eye?
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Have they previously had eye surgery (other than laser surgery for vision correction, such as PRK or LASIK)?
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Have they used steroid medication on a long-term basis (longer than a month)?
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Do they have diabetes?
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Are they considered medically obese (have a body mass index of 30 or more)?
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Do they have high blood pressure?
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potential symptoms

Do they have cloudy, blurred or dim vision?
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Are their eyes more sensitive to light than they used to be?
YN
Do they find it (increasingly) difficult seeing at night (for example, do they see halos around lights, or suffer from glare when driving at night)?
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Do colours seem faded to them, or have a yellow and/or brown tint?
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Do they suffer from double vision in one eye?
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Has their prescription for vision correction changed more frequently than usual recently?
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Your results:

If you have ticked ‘yes’ to two or more questions, this indicates that you have risk factors for developing a cataract, or have experienced one or more common cataract symptoms.

If you have identified risk factors or if you are having symptoms, it is advised that you make an appointment with an eye care professional. If you see a primary care physician, he or she will need to refer you to an ophthalmologist (a doctor who specialises in eye care) for a diagnosis and to discuss potential treatment options.

This checklist is not intended to diagnose a cataract or replace consultation with an eye care professional. Always speak to a qualified eye care professional if you have any concerns about your vision.

Download your results and take them to your appointment. You may find it helpful to take your answers with you when you see your eye care professional

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Your results:

Your answers indicate that you are not currently in a high-risk population and you are not experiencing common cataract symptoms.

However, it is always important to talk to your doctor about any medical concerns you may have.

This checklist is not intended to diagnose a cataract or replace consultation with an eye care professional. Always speak to a qualified eye care professional if you have any concerns about your vision.

Download your results and take them to your appointment. You may find it helpful to take your answers with you when you see your eye care professional

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Results:

If you have ticked ‘yes’ to two or more questions, this indicates that the person you are answering the quiz for has risk factors for developing a cataract, or has experienced one or more common cataract symptoms.

If they have been identified as having risk factors or if they are having symptoms, it is advised that they make an appointment with an eye care professional. If they see a primary care physician, he or she will need to refer them to an ophthalmologist (a doctor who specialises in eye care) for a diagnosis and to discuss potential treatment options.

This checklist is not intended to diagnose a cataract or replace a consultation with an eye care professional. Always speak to a qualified eye care professional if you have any concerns.

Download your results and take them to your appointment. You may find it helpful to take your answers with you when you see your eye care professional

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Results:

The answers indicate that the person that you are answering the quiz for is not currently in a high-risk population and they are not experiencing common cataract symptoms.

However, it is always important that they talk to their doctor about any medical concerns they may have.

This checklist is not intended to diagnose a cataract or replace a consultation with an eye care professional. Always speak to a qualified eye care professional if you have any concerns.

Download your results and take them to your appointment. You may find it helpful to take your answers with you when you see your eye care professional

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