A New, Safer Way to Remove Cataracts
Who is likely to get a cataract? Diabetics often develop cataracts. Eye injuries or inflammation can also encourage the protein deposits that lead to cataracts, as can some drugs such as prednisone (a corticosteroid used in inflammatory conditions like arthritis). Another big cause of cataracts is exposure to ultraviolet light and radiation. This is one reason why cataracts may develop as an individual ages. The more years a person spends exposed to the rays from the sun, the more likely they are to suffer this damage to the lens of the eye.