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Is There a possible connection between auto immune disease and cataracts?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology

In brief: For majority of

cataracts seen, it's age related, and not related to auto immune disease.
Growing old is inevitable, and so as the lens matures and thickens, it's hardening too, and eventually affects vision, where it's not as clear or easy to see though. Sort of like how an onion has layers, but these layers keep getting laid down more. Eventually, they mature to where they have to be removed, in order to see!

In brief: For majority of

cataracts seen, it's age related, and not related to auto immune disease.
Growing old is inevitable, and so as the lens matures and thickens, it's hardening too, and eventually affects vision, where it's not as clear or easy to see though. Sort of like how an onion has layers, but these layers keep getting laid down more. Eventually, they mature to where they have to be removed, in order to see!
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