Why Are My Eyes Cloudy?

The term “cloudiness in your eyes” could also be used to describe blurred vision, where objects are no longer sharply defined.

Why Are My Eyes Cloudy?

There are many different types of vision issues, of which cloudy sight is one. But why might you experience this? From allergies to cataracts, we look at the common reasons that you might suffer from cloudy eyesight.

A Definitive Guide to Cloudiness in your Eyes

  • What do we mean by cloudy eyes?
  • Reasons you might have cloudiness in your eyes 
  • How to cure cloudy eyes

What do we mean by cloudy eyes?

We all have our own perception of what cloudy eyesight means. At its most basic, you could say that it means you view the world through a thin mist—exactly as if there was a cloud blocking your vision.

The term “cloudiness in your eyes” could also be used to describe blurred vision, where objects are no longer sharply defined.

Reasons you might have cloudiness in your eyes

There are lots of reasons you might have cloudy vision. This includes:

  • Allergies and irritants
  • Infection
  • Tiredness
  • Diseases, such as AMD and diabetic retinopathy

However, by far the most common cause of cloudiness in your eyes is advancing cataracts.

How to cure cloudy eyes

If the problem is caused by an allergy or irritant, then either avoiding the trigger, antihistamines, or more advanced therapy is the key. Infections require OTC care or medical direction for the relevant antibiotics. Tiredness is cured by getting enough sleep and eye diseases require a bespoke treatment plan from your ophthalmologist.

Cloudy eyes caused by cataracts, on the other hand, have only one cure—an operation to remove the diseased lens and replace it with an artificial one (intraocular lens, or IOL).

Cataract operations are the most commonly carried out surgical procedure in the US and the western world. Over a million (and counting) are performed in our country alone each year. The success rate is virtually 100% and, as cataract formation is a natural part of the aging process, is something that all of us will undergo if we have the happy outcome of living to a ripe old age.

Cloudy eyes aren’t the only symptom of advancing cataracts. You might also find you get:

  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Colors appear faded and/or yellowed
  • You see halos around bright light sources
  • You may find that light sources, such as headlamps and lightbulbs, are more sensitive for you to look at
  • You have trouble carrying out close-up activities, such as reading, sewing, or other intricate tasks
  • Poor vision in low light
  • You have frequently changing prescriptions

Cataracts will, if left to evolve unchecked, eventually cause complete loss of sight. They’re the leading cause of blindness in the underdeveloped world. Apart from childhood cataracts and those caused by trauma, most people aren’t troubled by them until later in life. Because they evolve very slowly, even if you’re diagnosed at, say, 60 years old, you’re unlikely to need any surgical intervention until your late 60s or early 70s.

Cataracts Causing Cloudiness in your Eyes? You Need the Modern Cataract Surgery Clinic

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of cloudy vision. It can be a sign of advancing progression and perhaps that you’re nearing the time for surgery. The Modern Cataract Surgery Clinic at the West Boca Eye Center is a world-leading facility for all things cataract related. Set up specifically to bring cutting-edge surgery options for every type of cataract, it’s led by a man who’s played a pivotal role in the advancement of cataract procedures—Dr. Brent Bellotte.

If you suffer from cataracts or want to benefit from one of the world’s leading surgeon’s expertise, visit https://www.moderncataractsurgery.com for more information and call our friendly team today.


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