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Causes of Cataracts and Why They're so Common

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The lens in a healthy eye should be clear, allowing the retina to receive a clear, sharp image. A cataract is when the lens becomes cloudy, causing vision impairment. Cataracts are primarily age-related. In fact, almost every person who is 80 or older has some level of cataract formation.

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The lens in a healthy eye should be clear, allowing the retina to receive a clear, sharp image. A cataract is when the lens becomes cloudy, causing vision impairment. Cataracts are primarily age-related. In fact, almost every person who is 80 or older has some level of cataract formation. Despite this, it is possible, albeit less common, for people to develop cataracts at a young age, or even be born with them

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09 May 2022
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Christine johnson
16 Feb 2021
A very interesting article which improved my knowledge and gave me greater understanding of the effects of cataracts
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15 Sep 2021
It gave me a better understanding for patient care
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20 May 2021
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jenny russell
17 Feb 2021
This 5 min. read was great for increasing of detailed knowlege of cataracts,causes ,diagnostics and treatments.
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12 Sep 2021
Clear and concise.
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Good general knowledge info.
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