Risk Factors of Cataracts

Saturday, October 1st, 2011, 1:24 am

It is said that Diabetes is the second leading reason for developing cataracts in the United States. So what’s the number one reason? Age. It is a fact that by age 75 about 70% of Americans will have cataracts that will affect their daily life. That is quite a big number. And what can we do about it. Reduce the risk factors as much as possible and get regular check ups to protect your vision.

Below are some risk factors for Cataracts:

Risk Factors:

 Age
 Diabetes
 Smoking
 Obesity
 Medications [Such as Corticosteroids or Prolonged use of steriods]
 Chemotherapy

Although Cataracts is typically a slowly progressive disease and can generally be caught soon. In some people for instance those with Diabetes it can progress rapidly. It is always best to get your eyes examined whenever you see changes in vision. It could mean your vision if its not taken care of properly.

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD is a renowned eye surgeon specializing in Cataracts Surgery and other vision correction procedures, such as LASIK or Visian ICL.

Free Report available here: https://www.boxerwachler.com/freereport_nlr.htm

Learn more about cataracts here: http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/cataract-surgery.htm

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