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Am I really more likely to get cataracts if I don’t wear sunglasses?
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Dr. Melissa Neal
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
There are many things that have been linked to increase cataracts aging, diabetes, certain medications, smoking, trauma, and uv light exposure.
Increase uv light has been showing to increase cataract formation. A more important reason to wear sunglasses is to prevent damage to the retina which captures the light we see. Cataracts can be removes, but retinas ca not be repaired once damaged.

In brief: It depends
There are many things that have been linked to increase cataracts aging, diabetes, certain medications, smoking, trauma, and uv light exposure.
Increase uv light has been showing to increase cataract formation. A more important reason to wear sunglasses is to prevent damage to the retina which captures the light we see. Cataracts can be removes, but retinas ca not be repaired once damaged.
Dr. Melissa Neal
Dr. Melissa Neal
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
In brief: Likely yes; depends
Cataracts (white lens change): most often due to or made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroids, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic issues; can be congenital.
More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com

In brief: Likely yes; depends
Cataracts (white lens change): most often due to or made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroids, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic issues; can be congenital.
More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com
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