What Is Cataracts and What Cause It?

Q:
What is cataracts and what cause it?

A:
A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of eye. People with cataracts may have the feeling of looking through a frosty window. It may add difficulty to reading and driving. Most cataracts develop slowly and will not disturb eyesight.

Following factors may cause cataracts:

  • Aging.
  • Injury that changes the tissue making up eye’s lens.
  • Inherited genetic disorders.
  • Diabetes.
  • Long-term use of steroid medications.
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