• Can I prevent or slow the development of my mild cataract?


    Question:

    I am 67 years old and have just had a diagnosis of mild cataracts. Is there any way to prevent or slow its development?


    Answer:

    Cataracts are a normal function of aging. If you live long enough, you will develop cataracts. That being said, there are a few things that can be done to delay some forms of cataract.

    Ultraviolet light (UV) causes cataracts, so it is wise to wear UV protective glasses, both for indoors and out of doors. Diabetes can cause cataracts so it’s important to regulate your blood sugar carefully if you are diabetic. Corticosteroids can cause cataract so it is wise to limit use of these medications whenever possible.


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