June is Cataract Awareness Month

  • June is Cataract Awareness Month as cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States
  • It is also the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts.
  • Even though cataracts are so prevalent, they are very simple to treat. Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye, which prevents passage of light into the eye. And the solution to cataracts is surgery.
  • There is no proven way to prevent age-related cataracts. However, choosing a healthy lifestyle can slow the progression of cataracts.
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