|06/2018 JUNE EDITION
Will you be a part of the 90%?
June is Cataract Awareness Month. A cataract is a common eye disease that affects many adults as they age. Cataracts cause the lens of the eye to become cloudy. As the lens becomes cloudy over time, it makes it harder for light to strike the retina (the back of the eye) at a sharp point, making images appear blurry and hazy.
95%of cataracts are age-related. By age 65, over 90% of people will have a cataract and half will experience some type of visual loss from it. Cataracts can be detected and monitored through regular dilated eye exams. As cataracts become worse, cataract surgery can be performed to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear, artificial lens.
Cataract: What Increases Your Risk?
The Impact of Cataracts
Dilated Eye Exams
Vision loss can be prevented through early detection at regular dilated eye exams. Dilated eye exams are the only way to diagnose cataracts, making it very important to receive them as recommended by your eye doctor. Once a cataract is diagnosed, your eye doctor can monitor it until it is considered “ripe” and is ready to be surgically removed.
What does life with a cataract look like?
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Prevent Blindness: Cataracts Diagram
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