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Cataract risks

  • Eye Surgery
  • Elderly
  • Smoking
  • Aging
  • Family history of cataracts
  • History of Steroid Therapy
  • Personal History of Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Obesity
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Eye Injuries
  • Exposure to X-rays and other electromagnetic ionizing radiation
  • Exposure to excess sunlight
  • Eye muscle repair surgery corrects a muscle imbalance that causes the eyes to cross inward or outward. Learn more about the procedure and recovery process.
  • High blood pressure itself usually causes no symptoms, so it is easy to ignore. Left untreated, however, it can quietly damage your body for years. Eventually, it can lead to serious complications, such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidn...
  • Diuretics (water pills) help increase the loss of water and salt from the body. Learn more, including types, examples, side effects, and risks.
  • Obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. This condition puts people at a higher risk for serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
  • Read about the differences between alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
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