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Cataracts

A cataract is a slow, progressive clouding of the eye's natural lens. It interferes with light passing through the eye to the retina. Cataracts are caused by a change in the proteins of the eye, which causes clouding or discoloration of the lens. Over time cataracts typically result in blurred or fuzzy vision and sensitivity to light.

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Cataracts

CAUSES OF CATARACTS

  • Getting older – age is a major cause of developing cataracts.
  • Birth defects
  • Environmental factors such as disease, toxic chemicals, medications
  • Accidents or injuries
  • Exposure to ultraviolet light
  • Cigarette smoking

CATARACT SURGERY

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If you’ve got any questions about cataracts, cataract surgery, and what procedure is appropriate for you, feel free to ask Dr. Genge today.