Causes of Cataracts
Cataracts appear as we age. Everyone will eventually develop cataracts, though some can experience cataracts earlier than other people.
Other than age, researchers believe that there are several causes to cataracts:
- Long-term exposure to ultraviolet light
- Exposure to radiation
- Alcohol Abuse
- Eye injuries/trauma
- Genetic factors (a parent or grandparent who had cataracts)
In the early stages of cataracts, one sees colors less vibrantly. In the later stages, the lens becomes almost opaque and has to be replaced with a clear artificial lens. This procedure is called refractive lens exchange.
A simple exam can determine if you have cataracts. Call us if you think you may suffer from cataracts and would like a solution to see clearly again.