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At what age do cataracts develop?

My father told me that most of older people may suffer cataracts. Is this true? At what age they may get cataracts?
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  • Daniel gerard


    Yes, generally speaking, cataracts are most usually seen among the group of people who are more than fifty years old. In spite of this, nowadays with the increasingly serious working and living pressure and the environment pollution, many young people also began to get cataracts. As time goes by and the age augments, the crystalline lenses will degenerate and become muddy, which is caused by the accumulating deposits of wastes in the eyes and the decreasing oxygen permeability of the crystalline lenses. The crystalline lenses thus gradually lose their transparency and the vision gradually becomes blurry and at last the people become blind. To avoid cataracts, people should take in more vitamin C, which can effectively prevent and reduce the degeneration of the crystalline lenses as well as the formation of the muddiness. And do not overuse the eyes, and pay attention to allow the eyes to have adequate rest and sleep. When you are in the open on a sunny day, it is better to wear a pair of sunglasses with polarized lenses.
  • clarinetbandguy


    Yes, cataracts are usually happened among the old people about 65 years old. It is the eye disease which may easily happen among the old. Usually the old should protect their eyes carefully. They should prevent their eyes from the glaucoma which may easily let them get the cataracts. They should keep the light diet with more vegetables and fruits. The rest is the first important thing for them. The intake foods with vitamin C may moisture your eyes and keep the health of the eyes. If you get the cataracts, you could go through the good rest and healthy diet to make your eyes keep healthy. In addition, you could do the surgery to help you have the good eye vision.
  • debby truax


    Well, generally speaking, cataracts can be kind of eye disease which change in clarity of the natural lens inside the eye that gradually degrade visual quality. You should know that the natural lens sits behind the colored part of the eye, and it cannot be directly seen with the naked eye unless it becomes extremely cloudy. And according to many experts, cataract development is a very gradual process of normal aging. But on the other hand, it can occasionally occur rapidly. Of course, in common, it can just develop in people over the age of 60. For the causes, severe trauma to the eye, eye surgery, or intraocular inflammation can cause cataracts to occur earlier in life.