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How are other organs systems affected by cataracts?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Generally none

A few cataracts are part of rare genetics associations and some are part of certain systemic diseaes either co associated or caused by the treatment of these diseases (such as the use of systemic steroids).
But most are age related, and independent of other bodily systems and so other organs will be unaffected by either the presence of the cataracts or its treatment.

In brief: Generally none

A few cataracts are part of rare genetics associations and some are part of certain systemic diseaes either co associated or caused by the treatment of these diseases (such as the use of systemic steroids).
But most are age related, and independent of other bodily systems and so other organs will be unaffected by either the presence of the cataracts or its treatment.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not ususally

Cataracts (a white lens change): most often due to/made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroid medication, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic conditions; can be congenital; Cataracts do not affect organs; info: [email protected]
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In brief: Not ususally

Cataracts (a white lens change): most often due to/made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroid medication, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic conditions; can be congenital; Cataracts do not affect organs; info: [email protected]
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Cataracts do not affect other organ systems. They may however be related to a disease process that does affect organ systems and are then related as a manifestation of that disease. For example diabetics can get cataracts and if the diabetes is poorly controlled other organs systems can be affected also but this is due to the diabetes and not the cataracts.
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