Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevent cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, preventi cataracts

CATARACT RISK FACTORS AND PREVENTION

Factors that may lead to development of cataracts include:

  • Excessive ultraviolet-light exposure
  • Advanced Age
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Hypertension
  • Certain medications such as oral, topical or inhaled steroids
  • Severe trauma to the eye, eye surgery, or intraocular inflammation

Genetics may be another risk factor for developing cataracts.

People with a family history are more likely to develop them.

The color of your eye may also contribute to the development of cataracts.

People with darker-colored irises appear to have an increased risk of developing cataracts.

 

There is no real effective way to prevent cataracts from forming, but secondary measures include:

  • Wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection. Reducing exposure to harmful UV radiation can help slow the progression of cataracts.
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle by following a proper diet, getting regular exercise and rest, and not smoking.
  • When participating in active sports, wear protective eye gear to prevent eye trauma.
  • Have regular eye exams which can provide early detection of cataracts.
  • To schedule an eye exam at any of our Crown Vision Center locations, call 1-800 EYECARE or CLICK HERE.

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevent cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevent cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevention of cataracts, how to prevent cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevention of cataracts, how to prevent cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevention of cataracts, how to prevent cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevention of cataracts, how to prevent cataracts

 

 

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, preventi cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, preventi cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevention of cataracts, how to prevent cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevention of cataracts, how to prevent cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevention of cataracts, how to prevent cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevention of cataracts, how to prevent cataracts

 

 

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, preventi cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, preventi cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevention of cataracts, how to prevent cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevention of cataracts, how to prevent cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevention of cataracts, how to prevent cataracts

Cataract Risks, Cataract Risk Factors, Cataract Prevention, prevention of cataracts, how to prevent cataracts