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How do cataracts develop?

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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Protein changes

Most common develops from natural protein changes in the lens of the eye, typically from aging and presumably long term uv exposure.
It causes the lens to turn cloudy. Other causes are diabetes, steroids, and eye trauma.

In brief: Protein changes

Most common develops from natural protein changes in the lens of the eye, typically from aging and presumably long term uv exposure.
It causes the lens to turn cloudy. Other causes are diabetes, steroids, and eye trauma.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lens protein change

Cataract cause: Cataract occur from change in lens proteins which cause whitening/clouding of clear lens composition: can be due to an infection or inflammation from birth (ie, rubella), old age/genetics, steroid use, trauma, poor diet; smoking & Diabetes increases risk.
More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com

In brief: Lens protein change

Cataract cause: Cataract occur from change in lens proteins which cause whitening/clouding of clear lens composition: can be due to an infection or inflammation from birth (ie, rubella), old age/genetics, steroid use, trauma, poor diet; smoking & Diabetes increases risk.
More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Aging

Cataracts are a natural process of the lens fibers/proteins continuing to be produced but not removed, eventually leading to disorganization and thus disruption of light rays.
This process can be accelerated by factors such as uv light and trauma or steroids. Everyone eventually gets cataracts -- it just depends on whether they are visually significant to the patient based on their visual needs.

In brief: Aging

Cataracts are a natural process of the lens fibers/proteins continuing to be produced but not removed, eventually leading to disorganization and thus disruption of light rays.
This process can be accelerated by factors such as uv light and trauma or steroids. Everyone eventually gets cataracts -- it just depends on whether they are visually significant to the patient based on their visual needs.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology

In brief: Opacity of lens

The clear lens in the eye become opacified due to many reasons, trauma, medications, sun damage .
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In brief: Opacity of lens

The clear lens in the eye become opacified due to many reasons, trauma, medications, sun damage .
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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
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