Cataracts- Causes, symptoms, and solutions

Everyone plays outside in Hawaii, but can you see everything? What if you have cloudy vision? Could it be cataracts?

Dr. Christopher Tortora from the Hawaiian Eye Center and Dry Eye Clinic, explains why cataracts affect nearly 24.5 million Americans, and how it is also a normal part of the aging process.

Some risk factors include exposure to UV light, diet, smoking, diabetes, steroid medications and serious eye injuries. But what can you do? If you are 40 and over, you should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam every two to three years from your eye care professional. A brand new laser surgery system called LENSAR can help with treatments that allow for more precision and accuracy, which helps assist or replace certain procedures of manual cataract surgery.

 

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