Colour – Do cataracts affect colour vision?

Cataracts can affect your colour vision, particularly if you’ve had them for a long time. You may feel like you’re seeing the world through a yellow or brown haze – or objects might seem cloaked in shadow – with colours losing their usual vibrancy. This change in colour can also affect the clarity and sharpness of your vision. 

Many patients will also experience a change in colour vision following surgery, with colours appearing brighter and more vivid. Some colours may look different following surgery, with some patients seeing hints of blue for a short period of time. The ability to see colours correctly normally returns within a few weeks of cataract surgery and our patients are always thrilled to be able to see the full spectrum of colours again. 

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