Cataract Questions & Treatment Options
Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among adults age 55 and older. In fact, poor vision from cataracts affects 60 percent of all adults over age 60. However, cataracts can form at any age as a result of injury, heredity, or certain medications.
As we grow older, the lens gradually loses its water content and increases in density. The lens become hard in its center and the ability to focus on near objects is diminished (usually requiring bifocals by age 45). As the lens ages, it also becomes less clear. These natural processes may set the stage for cataract formation.
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