June is Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month

06.28.2017

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are common and mostly related to aging.They occur when the lens in the eye becomes cloudy from a buildup of proteins over time.As the lens becomes cloudier, less light can pass through the eye resulting in blurred vision.A cataract can occur in one or both eyes, and it can’t spread from one eye to the other. There are various other risk factors and types of cataracts so it’s best to have a comprehensive eye exam.In addition, there are a variety of treatments including surgery so please see your eye care professional for questions or concerns.

Image of baby seen with healthy lens vs. cataracts.

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