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Cataract risks

  • Eye Surgery
  • Elderly
  • Smoking
  • Aging
  • Family history of cataracts
  • Eye Injuries
  • Personal History of Diabetes
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Obesity
  • History of Steroid Therapy
  • 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.
  • Drinking too much alcohol, or being unable to control consumption, can indicate alcohol abuse or alcoholism. Too much alcohol in the blood or having withdrawal can lead to serious mental and physical symptoms.
  • 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...
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk for heart attack, stroke, coronary heart disease, and other serious health problems.
  • 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.
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