With age, almost everyone eventually develops cataracts. This condition occurs as the proteins in the natural eye lens begin to break down. As the proteins clump together in various areas of the lens, cloudy vision ensues, along with halos around lights at night and duller colors.
What causes cataracts?
Cataracts are very common and can come about due to several conditions:
- Aging eyes
- High blood pressure
- Eye injuries
- Eye inflammation
- Prior eye surgery
- Extreme sun exposure over time
Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness and are the leading cause of vision loss in the USA and the world. Thankfully, modern medicine has found a way to cure cataracts. The natural lens of the eye can be replaced with a synthetic lens, restoring clear, crisp vision for the long term. There is no other way to resolve cataracts, as once the lens deteriorates, it can’t be restored naturally.