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What are the main causes and risk factors of cataract?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Age

Age, as you get older cataracts develop.
Other causes can be trauma, steroid usage, prior eye surgery, genetics. Risk factors are UV sun exposure, steroids, smoking.

In brief: Age

Age, as you get older cataracts develop.
Other causes can be trauma, steroid usage, prior eye surgery, genetics. Risk factors are UV sun exposure, steroids, smoking.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Risks for cataracts

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: Risks for cataracts

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. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: Aging

Most cataracts develop slowly as a result of aging.
They may occur more rapidly in people with a history of an eye injury, uveitis or diabetes. Some are associated with genetic diseases. Cataracts can also occur as a side effect of radiation therapy or steroid drugs.

In brief: Aging

Most cataracts develop slowly as a result of aging.
They may occur more rapidly in people with a history of an eye injury, uveitis or diabetes. Some are associated with genetic diseases. Cataracts can also occur as a side effect of radiation therapy or steroid drugs.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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