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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Cataracts In Young Adults

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What causes cataracts?

What causes cataracts?

Time: Most cataracts are caused by age related degeneration in the proteins in the lens of the eye. This degeneration causes the lens to lose its transparency. Cataract formation can be accelerated by trauma, steroids and other medications, diabetes, smoking, excessive ultraviolet light exposure and some other things. See your eye doctor if you suspect cataracts. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Does sunlight cause cataracts?

Does sunlight cause cataracts?

Risk factor: Sunlight is a risk factor for the development of cataracts ...Read more

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What causes a cataract to grow?

What causes a cataract to grow?

Aging and...: The biggest factor is aging, but ultraviolet light (sunlight, tanning boothes) and smoking are big factors as well. Some medical diseases such as diabetes, and some medications, such as steroids can also lead to increasing cataracts. More info: cataract surgery michigan. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cataracts?

What are the causes of cataracts?

Usually age: If you live long enough, you will get cataracts--not everyone is bothered by cataracts or needs surgery to remove them. Cataracts can also be present at birth or may be caused by certain medical conditions, like diabetes. In addition, a cataract may be caused by an injury or as a side effect of other eye surgery. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a cataract?

What are the causes of a cataract?

Clouding of the lens: Cataract is when the natural lens inside the eye becomes cloudy or opaque. Treatment is indicated if it is affecting your ability to see and perform normal activities of daily living. The clouding usually starts in the late 50's and surgery is usually indicated in the late 60's - 70 years of age. Most common is age. Also trauma, inflamation, genetics, steroids, and eye surgery. ...Read more

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Do cataracts cause pain sometimes?

Do cataracts cause pain sometimes?

No pain: Thank you for your question. In general, cataracts are associated with reduced quality of vision. Patients typically report that reading road signs becomes more difficult, and they may have glare and halos when driving at night time. However, cataracts are not associated with pain.
There are some rare cataract conditions associated with pain, but 99% of cataracts are painless ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cataracts at a very young age?

No: It is not normal to have cataracts at a young age, however it is possible. Usually there is a specific cause or reason. ...Read more

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What are the main causes and risk factors of cataract?

What are the main causes and risk factors of cataract?

Age: Age, as you get older cataracts develop. Other causes can be trauma, steroid usage, prior eye surgery, genetics. Risk factors are UV sun exposure, steroids, smoking. ...Read more

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For centuries children and adults did ok treating cataract with home remedies. Why can't i?

Not true: There are no known 'home remedies', natural supplements, or medication with any proven efficacy in treating cataracts. Currently the treatment is observation, refractive correction (glasses etc) until surgery is indicated. I'm hopeful that, in the future, non surgical treatments will become available to this common condition. ...Read more

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If cataracts are caused by medicine, and you stop taking the medicine, will cataracts worsen?

If cataracts are caused by medicine, and you stop taking the medicine, will cataracts worsen?

Depends: Cataract occur from change in lens proteins which cause whitening/clouding/opacity of lens; can be due to: infection/ inflammation from birth/congential (ie, rubella), old age (senile)/genetics, steroid/meds, trauma (causes acute change), poor diet; smoking, Diabetes increases risk. Full med list: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com. Causing meds can still have lasting effect once stopped: depends on med. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause cataracts?

Does diabetes cause cataracts?

Yes: Cataracts are caused by many things, including age. Most people will develop cataracts later in life, but in some diabetics, especially poorly controlled diabetics they are more likely to develop cataracts earlier. ...Read more

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Does indoor tanning cause cataracts?

Does indoor tanning cause cataracts?

Any U-V light can: Tanning involves exposure to u-v (ultraviolet) light. This wavelength of light has been connected with increased growth of cataracts, and with progression of macular degeneration. If you are tanning, you should always wear the protective eyewear that they provide, and when you are out in the sun, you should wear hats and/or sunglasses to shield your eyes. ...Read more

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Is it possible that Asperger cause cataract?

Is it possible that Asperger cause cataract?

Cataracts: Apergers syndrome does not cause cataracts but that does not mean that the two conditions might not be simultaneously present. ...Read more

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Can cataracts caused by uv rays be cured totally?

Yes: Yes. They can be removed and cured with surgical extraction. ...Read more

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I smoke pot. Maybe 1 hit a day if I smoke at all. Would that cause cataracts??

Very little data: There is very little data about the relationship between smoking cannabis and the development of cataracts. Smoking anything at all is not good for you (because of the particulate matter), and cannabis certainly has other ill health effects (COPD, lung and oral cancer, development of breasts (gynecomastia) in men), and some health benefits. Cataracts are not among either. ...Read more

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What could have caused cataract for 57+ F having controlled BP (with medicine) & sugar levels (diet only)?

Aging or diabetes: Every year there are a dozen or more patients in my practice with cataracts in their 50's that need surgery. Even though cataracts are more common in older age groups, some people get them at a younger age for unknown reasons. Diabetics in general get cataracts at an earlier age than the general population. It is thought that with wide swings in blood sugar that the lens becomes damaged. ...Read more

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Could cataracts cause tiredness?

Could cataracts cause tiredness?

Sometimes: Cataracts interfere with vision making you work harder to see. This could increase the feeling of fatigue. ...Read more

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Can cataracts cause dizziness?

Can cataracts cause dizziness?

Cataract ; dizziness: In general, the eyes don't cause dizziness. If cataracts are really significant enough to cause a lot of vision loss, then the strain to see things better could cause some lightheadedness. ...Read more

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Can a concussion cause a cataract?

Trauma to eye: Cataracts can be caused by direct eye trauma, steroid medications (orally or topically): these would be the key ways a concussion would cause a cataract. ...Read more

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Can long computer use cause cataracts?

No: It can exacerbate dry eyes which can cause some difficulty with vision. You can use otc artificial tear eye drops to help. ...Read more

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Can incubator cause cataracts in babies?

Can incubator cause cataracts in babies?

No: Cataracts in infants are congenital, metabolic, or from infectious causes. Cataract in infants can rapidly lead to amblyopia and permanent vision loss. Also, white appearing eyes in children may not be a cataract, but may actually be a sign of a retinoblastoma. If your child's pupil is white, it needs to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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Are cataracts cause of decreased night vision?

Are cataracts cause of decreased night vision?

Yes: Besides affecting your visual acuity, cataracts can also cause a halo effect around light sources making it difficult to see in low light conditions such as when driving. Your ophthalmologist can assist you in deciding when it's appropriate to remove your cataracts and replace your intraocular lens. It's a very common & low risk procedure, typically performed as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Are there causes for a second cataract surgery?

Are there causes for a second cataract surgery?

Membrane: A small percentage of patients can develop a membrane behind their lens implant that can be removed with a laser in clinic. Some refer this as a secondary cataract but it does not require the same type of surgery. ...Read more

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Can injury to the face cause traumatic cataracts?

Can injury to the face cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Yes, especially if there is direct contact to the globe (eye). ...Read more

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What mutation of chromosome 1 can cause cataracts?

What mutation of chromosome 1 can cause cataracts?

Various mutations: There are many syndromes associated with mutations in Chr 1 that are associated wtih cataracts: ie Retinitis Pigmentosa; 1.35-Mb deletion within 1q21.1
More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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What mutation of chromosome 1 can cause cataracts?

What mutation of chromosome 1 can cause cataracts?

Various: There are many syndromes associated with mutations in Chr 1 that are associated wtih cataracts: ie Retinitis Pigmentosa; 1.35-Mb deletion within 1q21.1
More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Does any prescription drugs causes you to have cataracts?

Steroids: Anything with Steroids, especially eye drops and nasal sprays. ...Read more