13 doctors weighed in:
Who is at risk for cataracts?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Many causes
Risk factors include Prednisone use, diabetes, tobacco use, as well as many genetic diseases

In brief: Many causes
Risk factors include Prednisone use, diabetes, tobacco use, as well as many genetic diseases
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Eric Rothchild
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Causes of Cataracts
In addition to what has already been mentioned , age and previous eye surgery can promote progression of a cataract.

In brief: Causes of Cataracts
In addition to what has already been mentioned , age and previous eye surgery can promote progression of a cataract.
Dr. Eric Rothchild
Dr. Eric Rothchild
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Controllable factors
The risk factors that you can control are ultraviolet light exposure (wear sunglasses and hats) and smoking (another good reason to quit!).

In brief: Controllable factors
The risk factors that you can control are ultraviolet light exposure (wear sunglasses and hats) and smoking (another good reason to quit!).
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Christopher Hood
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Old age
Cataracts have many risk factors, but age is the biggest.
If you are lucky to live long enough, you will likely develop some level of cataracts.

In brief: Old age
Cataracts have many risk factors, but age is the biggest.
If you are lucky to live long enough, you will likely develop some level of cataracts.
Dr. Christopher Hood
Dr. Christopher Hood
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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Age..
Aging is the primary risk factor for cataracts, but other factors are also involved: gender women >men, +family history, race african america twice caucasian, diabetes, obesity, steroid treatment, smoking, alcohol use, exposure to sunlight and other environmental factors like lead or x-ray exposure.

In brief: Age..
Aging is the primary risk factor for cataracts, but other factors are also involved: gender women >men, +family history, race african america twice caucasian, diabetes, obesity, steroid treatment, smoking, alcohol use, exposure to sunlight and other environmental factors like lead or x-ray exposure.
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Dr. Sarab Alfata
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
In brief: Every one!
Cataract is clouding of the natural lens in the eye.
Clouding is a natural process with aging, so everyone is as risk. Risk factors also include Prednisone use, diabetes, tobacco use, as well as many genetic diseases . The opacification in most individuals can usually be seen by age 60, and common age for having surgery is 68-70. Does not need treatment unless affecting activities of living.

In brief: Every one!
Cataract is clouding of the natural lens in the eye.
Clouding is a natural process with aging, so everyone is as risk. Risk factors also include Prednisone use, diabetes, tobacco use, as well as many genetic diseases . The opacification in most individuals can usually be seen by age 60, and common age for having surgery is 68-70. Does not need treatment unless affecting activities of living.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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