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June is Cataract Awareness Month. Did you know that more than 22.3 million Americans have cataracts? Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness among older adults in the United States. More than half of all Americans have cataracts by the time they reach 80 years old.
What is a cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens that blocks or alters the passage of light into the eye. Cataracts may cause your vision to become blurry or dim as the cataract stops light from correctly passing through to your retina.
There is no known cause for cataracts, as they typically develop with age. Several risk factors include:
Cataracts do not cause pain or redness. Common symptoms include:
If you notice any of these changes to your eyesight, tell your primary care physician or Landmark provider. Or, if you have an eye doctor, make an appointment to see them.