Can you prevent or slow the development of a mild cataract?

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Cataracts on May 26, 2018

Question:
I am 67 years old and have had a diagnosis of mild cataracts. Is there any way to prevent or slow its development?

Answer:
Cataracts are a normal function of aging. If you live long enough, you will develop cataracts. That being said, there are a few things that can be done to delay some forms of cataract.

Ultraviolet light (UV) causes cataracts, so it is wise to wear UV protective glasses, both for indoors and out of doors. Diabetes can cause cataracts so it’s important to regulate your blood sugar carefully if you are diabetic. Corticosteroids can cause cataract so it is wise to limit the use of these medications whenever possible. And of course, come see us for an annual eye exam.

Good news is the treatments for cataracts are better than ever, with new lenses allowing patients to see better than they have in years after cataract surgery

Take our Cataract Self Test to learn more.


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