What Are Cataracts?
A cataract is a slow, progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens. It interferes with light passing through the eye to the retina. Cataracts are caused by a change in the proteins of the eye, which causes clouding or discoloration of the lens. Over time, cataracts typically result in blurred or fuzzy vision and sensitivity to light.
Causes of Cataracts
- Getting older – Age is the number #1 cause of developing cataracts
- Environmental factors such as disease (Diabetes, etc), toxic chemicals, medications
- Accidents or Injuries
- Exposure to ultraviolet light
- Cigarette Smoking
- Birth defects/anomalies
Cataract removal is the most common type of eye surgery performed in the United States, especially for people over age 65. In the past, cataract surgery was not performed until the cataract had become well-developed. Newer techniques, however, have made it safer and even more efficient to operate in earlier stages. Cataract surgery improves vision in up to 95% of patients and prevents millions of Americans from going blind.
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