Category: Cataract surgery

What are Cataracts and How to Prevent Them

Almost forty million people in the United States suffer from cataracts, which are the major cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts occur when the lens inside your eye turns cloudy and impairs your vision. Most cataracts are caused by aging and there’s no known way to prevent them. However, other cataracts are caused by trauma, diabetes, and prolonged exposure to sunlight. Recent research suggests several methods on how to prevent cataracts.