6 doctors weighed in:
How do I avoid getting cataracts?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: Wear sunglasses.
Ultraviolet light from the sun can cause damage to the lens inside of the eye.
Wearing sunglasses with uv protection can reduce your risk of developing cataracts later in life.

In brief: Wear sunglasses.
Ultraviolet light from the sun can cause damage to the lens inside of the eye.
Wearing sunglasses with uv protection can reduce your risk of developing cataracts later in life.
Dr. Foster Carr
Dr. Foster Carr
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
also keep your blood sugar under control as cataracts are very common in diabetics and chronic use of Nasal steroids for allergies can cause problems as well; so you may want to look for alternate treatments.
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
In brief: You can not!
At this time, there is no know way to avoid cataracts.
Cataracts are mostly due to the natural aging process of the lens. "if you live long enough, you will develop cataracts". Risk factors can accelerate the process, such as uv light, diabetes, smoking, steroid usage.

In brief: You can not!
At this time, there is no know way to avoid cataracts.
Cataracts are mostly due to the natural aging process of the lens. "if you live long enough, you will develop cataracts". Risk factors can accelerate the process, such as uv light, diabetes, smoking, steroid usage.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
In brief: Aging
Cataracts is a natural aging process of the eye.
The formation could be accelerated however, by having other intraocular eye surgery, trauma to the eye, steroids, diabetes, radiation etc. So best to protect your eyes from any environmental insults.

In brief: Aging
Cataracts is a natural aging process of the eye.
The formation could be accelerated however, by having other intraocular eye surgery, trauma to the eye, steroids, diabetes, radiation etc. So best to protect your eyes from any environmental insults.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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