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5 Ways to Prevent Cloudy Vision from Cataracts

5 Ways to Prevent Cloudy Vision from Cataracts

Did you know that by the age of 80, half of Americans will have cataracts? That’s a 50/50 chance that you, reader, will get cataracts if you don’t already have them. The number of people with cataracts grows with every passing year. According to the organization Prevent Blindness, by the year 2020 there will be over […]

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Are Women More Likely to Lose Sight?

Are Women More Likely to Lose Sight?

Women have always had kind of a one-up on men because it’s said that women live longer than men. But it turns out that living longer than men may not be something worth cheering for so much because it also means women are much more likely to experience vision problems and even lose their sight […]

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UV Rays Can Increase Risk of Cataracts

UV Rays Can Increase Risk of Cataracts

Everyone knows that UV rays are responsible for the development of skin cancer, but what a lot of people aren’t aware of is that UV rays can actually increase your risk of developing cataracts and other vision problems. This fact has not always been known. Before fairly recently when various studies were performed that linked […]

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Cataracts – The Leading Cause of Blindness for Those 55 Years and Older

Cataracts – The Leading Cause of Blindness for Those 55 Years and Older

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness for those 55 years and older, according to Eye Care America, and more than half of those over 65 have some degree of cataract development. Here’s a rundown of the seven facts you should know about this condition: 1. Cataract extractions are the most common surgical procedure in […]

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August Is Cataract Awareness Month

August Is Cataract Awareness Month

Did you know… More than half of all Americans will develop cataracts by age 80. Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the United States, with more than 1.5 million procedures performed each year. In honor of Cataract Awareness Month, let’s look at some of the fictions and facts surrounding this common […]

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