Were you looking for information about Cataracts? Cateracts is a common misspelling of cataracts.
Cataracts are a vision problem where the lens in the eye becomes clouded. As a result, the flow of light is distorted and the picture formed on the retina becomes dim or blurry. As a result, symptoms such as blurry vision, poor night vision, and frequent prescription changes in eyeglasses or contacts may occur.
By the age of 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Some specific risk factors for the condition include age, diabetes, smoking, and long-term alcohol use. In most cases, the only treatment is surgery. Ways to possibly prevent cataracts include having regular eye exams, quitting smoking, and eating foods rich in antioxidants.
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