Cataracts Awareness Month

Finally blindness is a well known and easily understood disability, but what is much less common is an understanding of how easy it is to lose your sight. Cataracts, a clouding of the lens of the eye are something that is commonly associated with old age but cataracts are not limited to advanced age. Even babies can suffer from cataracts caused by congenital (from birth) conditions like rubella virus. Throughout life there are a number of ways that cataracts can form and while mostly correctable by surgery, the slow progress of the condition sometimes makes it very hard to diagnose early.

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