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- Myopic refractive shift which patients notice as an improvement in their near vision
- Decrease in distance vision, difficulty with night driving, monocular diplopia and loss of color discrimination ability
- Gradual opacification of the central portion of the lens nucleus
- Age-related, involves the hardening (sclerosis) and either yellowing or brown to black darkening (brunescense) of the lens nucleus
- When the reduction in visual function associated with the cataract interferes with daily activities, cataract surgery may be considered.