June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataract is disease of the eye and one of the leading causes of vision loss among people over the age of 40. With cataracts, cloudy spots appear in the eye and images may appear fuzzy or blurry.

Most often the disease develops gradually due to physiological changes in the eyes, but sometimes it can occur spontaneously in childhood. Vision can deteriorate to such an extent that the ability to see is lost completely. Poor nutrition, smoking, eye injuries and burns, and concomitant chronic diseases can accelerate the development of cataracts. To date, the only true method of cataract treatment is surgical, as no means has yet been invented to restore the transparency of a cloudy lens without surgery.

If a person has a history of diseases that can provoke clouding of the lens, it is necessary to follow all the recommendations for prevention: eye protection – special glasses and sunglasses; control of cholesterol and glucose levels; timely treatment of ophthalmologic diseases; avoidance of bad habits, especially smoking.

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