June is cataract awareness month! Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss and blindness worldwide. If you or a loved one have or are concerned about cataracts, there’s no better time than now to educate yourself about how to prevent blindness and vision loss due to cataracts. Make cataract awareness month 2018 count; learn about what causes cataracts, cataract symptoms, how to prevent cataracts, cataract surgery, and more.
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Fast-growing cataracts? Aggressive cataracts? Fast-developing cataracts? If you’re accustomed to the idea that cataracts always grow slowly, you may be confused when you hear someone mention these kinds of cataracts.
What really causes cataracts? It’s a question well worth asking and answering. Cataracts, one of the scariest eye diseases, is also one of the most common. The leading cause of blindness, it affects more than 22 million people in America alone.
Cataracts are a life-changing development that may rudely disrupt an active lifestyle. As a result, many patients wonder how to prevent or avoid cataracts. It’s commonly thought that because cataracts occur naturally, they can’t be prevented through good habits, diet, or any other preemptive action. That simply isn’t the case. While it is true that cataracts are naturally occurring, there are preventive measures you can take to protect your eyes in the long term. Discover the simple actions you can start taking today to help protect your eyes from cataracts.
You may be able to hobble through your day with an achy back or a broken toe, but eye issues can stop you in your tracks. Our eyes are among the most vital organs in our bodies but, unfortunately, eye disorders such as cataracts are more common than people think. Over half of all adults aged 65 and older have at least one cataract, and cataracts are the most common cause of blindness, globally.