Causes of Cataract

People frequently ask about the cause of cataracts. The lens in the eye is made up of a multitude of fibers that are regularly oriented in the eye. This regular orientation allows the light to pass through and be focused by the lens of the eye. A cataract is just a clouding in the lens. The most common reason for the development of cataracts is age. The lens continues to grow throughout life. As it grows, the central fibers have a tendency to be compressed by the growing external fibers. This results in a color change in the lens that results in blurred vision: we call this color change nuclear sclerosis. This is the most common type of age related cataract. However, any insult to t

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