Cataract Focus

Cataract Focus

BY AGE 75, OVER 70% OF PEOPLE HAVE A CATARACT OR HAVE HAD CATARACT SURGERY

The causes for cataracts in people above the age of 40 can range from diabetes, long-term eye diseases, and eye injury/inflammation, to factors like intense heat, hereditary influences, smoking and intake of certain oral steroids,.

Cataracts are an eye condition where the lens of one or both eyes becomes covered with cloudy areas. This impedes vision because the light entering your eyes is prevented from being bent by the lens of your eye due to the cloudy film covering it.

Symptoms

Symptoms of cataracts include seeing halos around lights, faded colors, blurry vision, and trouble in driving, reading, or doing other tasks. Many people also suffer from depression and anxiety due to the stress they are facing because of their failing
eyesight.

Treatment

The most successful treatment for cataracts is surgery whereby the doctors remove the damaged lens and replace it with an artificial one. You can also prevent cataracts by regularly getting your eyes checked, and wearing sunglasses.