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Why are old people more likely to develop cataracts and skin cancer?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Age

Older age increases cataract formation since it's a natural aging process, plus more cellular replication over time and environmental exacerbating factors such as uv sunlight can lead to acceleration of cell division, and mutations of a susceptible lesion that can turn into cancer.

In brief: Age

Older age increases cataract formation since it's a natural aging process, plus more cellular replication over time and environmental exacerbating factors such as uv sunlight can lead to acceleration of cell division, and mutations of a susceptible lesion that can turn into cancer.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Aging Process

As we age what was once new is no longer the same & this goes for the lens in our eyes & quality of our skin.
The lens in our eye which once was completely clear starts to become cloudy leading to a cataract. This process can be accelerated by the environment - sun/radiation, and diabetes. The increase in non-melanoma skin cancer similarly occurs from the cumulative sun damage & aging of the skin.

In brief: Aging Process

As we age what was once new is no longer the same & this goes for the lens in our eyes & quality of our skin.
The lens in our eye which once was completely clear starts to become cloudy leading to a cataract. This process can be accelerated by the environment - sun/radiation, and diabetes. The increase in non-melanoma skin cancer similarly occurs from the cumulative sun damage & aging of the skin.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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