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Identifying Cataracts: Causes, Development, and Difficulties

Ophthalmologic Solutions

Scott Greenbaum, MD, FACS, Assistant Clinical Professor, New York University School of Medicine, discusses the common causes of cataracts, their development, and the difficulties surrounding the condition. Cataracts can occur in patients of all ages, but are primarily confined to adults ages 50 and older. According to Greenbaum, monovisions lenses have become the most popular technique for LASIK eye surgery, eliminating the need for reading glasses in patients.

4 Most Common Causes of Cataracts

- UV light from the sun

- Medications (such as steroids)

- Diseases (such as diabetes)

- General toxins