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Do most people in the tropics eventually get cataracts?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Common

Cataracts (a white lens change): most often due to/made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroid medication, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic conditions; can be congenital; more info: [email protected]
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In brief: Common

Cataracts (a white lens change): most often due to/made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroid medication, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic conditions; can be congenital; more info: [email protected]
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Val Zudans
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Everyone gets catara

Not just in the tropics.
If we live long enough, we are all prone to develop cataract. Genetics, environment, and lifestyle can play a role in when in life this occurs, but if you live long enough you will likely get cataract and benefit from the surgery. With modern lens implants, patients often end up with better vision after surgery than what they had before the cataract even developed.

In brief: Everyone gets catara

Not just in the tropics.
If we live long enough, we are all prone to develop cataract. Genetics, environment, and lifestyle can play a role in when in life this occurs, but if you live long enough you will likely get cataract and benefit from the surgery. With modern lens implants, patients often end up with better vision after surgery than what they had before the cataract even developed.
Dr. Val Zudans
Dr. Val Zudans
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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most get cataract

Virtually everyone, will develop cataracts if they live long enough, which is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye.
Not all cataracts will affect the vision and need to be removed, however. A lifetime of sun exposure, family history, nutritional problems, tobacco use, eye trauma, diabetes, and steroid use are all causes. Uv protection or even just using a wide brim hat can help protect.

In brief: Most get cataract

Virtually everyone, will develop cataracts if they live long enough, which is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye.
Not all cataracts will affect the vision and need to be removed, however. A lifetime of sun exposure, family history, nutritional problems, tobacco use, eye trauma, diabetes, and steroid use are all causes. Uv protection or even just using a wide brim hat can help protect.
Dr. David Chandler
Dr. David Chandler
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