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Cataract

Cataract

This condition of the eye is the most common correctable condition of the eye. Although associated with the ageing population even babies can be born with cataracts. If cataracts are not removed in the new born then blindness will undoubtedly result. Other causes of cataract are

• smoking
• sunshine (exposure to ultra violet light)
• systemic diseases (eg diabetes)
• prescribed medication (eg steroids)
• trauma

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