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What causes cataracts and how can it be treated?

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Keeping your eyes healthy is important, which is why at Georgia Center for Sight, we recommend getting annual exams. If you think you might have a cataract, let us check it out and help treat it so you can go back to your daily schedule without the hassle of cloudiness or something interfering with your vision! Here are some common causes and treatments for cataracts:

Though the official cause of cataracts is not known, there are many things that doctors have explored that might contribute to the development of cataracts. Some of these common causes include:

  1. Aging

  2. Injury to the tissue in your eye

  3. UV radiation from the sun

  4. Diabetes

  5. Obesity

  6. Previous eye surgery

  7. Family history

  8. Extended use of steroid medication

  9. Smoking

  10. Hypertension

The good news is, although cataracts can be pesky to deal with, you don’t have to live with them forever. We can treat cataracts so you don’t end up losing your vision entirely, as cataracts are a progressive condition, meaning they get worse the longer they go untreated. Cataracts can be treated with cataract surgery that has been called one of the most successful and life-improving surgical procedures. This laser cataract surgery helps restore your vision by replacing your intraocular lenses. In most cases, this cataract surgery clears your vision and the health of your eyes will be restored!