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No studies have proved how to prevent cataracts or slow the progression of cataracts. But doctors think several strategies may be helpful, including: Have regular eye examinations. Eye examinations can help detect cataracts and other eye problems at their earliest stages. Ask your doctor how often you should have an eye examination. Quit smoking. Ask…

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The lens, where cataracts form, is positioned behind the colored part of your eye (iris). The lens focuses light that passes into your eye, producing clear, sharp images on the retina — the light-sensitive membrane in the eye that functions like the film in a camera. As you age, the lenses in your eyes become…

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Cataract types include: Cataracts affecting the center of the lens (nuclear cataracts): A nuclear cataract may at first cause more nearsightedness or even a temporary improvement in your reading vision. But with time, the lens gradually turns more densely yellow and further clouds your vision. As the cataract slowly progresses, the lens may even turn brown….

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A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. Clouded vision caused by cataracts can make it more difficult to read, drive a car (especially at night) or see the expression…

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Visual impairment is caused by eye conditions or diseases and some of which are: * Macular degeneration. This is a disorder that can affect the retina of the eyes. This is sensitive to light and located at the back of the eye where an image is focused. The most common type is related to aging…

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You develop Cataracts when protein builds up in the lens of your eye and makes it cloudy. This keeps light from passing through clearly. It can cause you to lose some of your eyesight. There are different types of cataracts. They include: Age-related. These form as you get older. Congenital. This is what doctors call…

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Cataracts are caused due to aging or caused by the damage done to the tissues around the eye. Inherited genes can also cause cataract. Diabetes, long-term steroid medications, as well as past eye surgery, can cause a cataract to develop in the eye. The lens where the cataract is formed behind the colored part of…

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A Cataract is an obfuscating of the lens of the eye that can debilitate vision. More than half of all Americans age 65, and more established have cataracts. What Causes Cataracts? The eye capacities much like a camera. Light beams enter the eye, going through the cornea, the watery amusingness – straightforward liquid in the…

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