Monday, May 25, 2020 10:07 PM

JUNE DECLARED CATARACT AWARENESS MONTH BY PREVENT BLINDNESS - INVISIONMAG

(PRESS RELEASE) CHICAGO Cataract[1] is the worlds leading cause of blindness, accounting for approximately 42 percent of all cases of blindness in all nations. In the United States, more than 25 million Americans are estimated to have cataract, according to the report Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems. As the population in America continues to age, the number of cataract cases are projected to increase by 50 percent to 38.5 million by 2032.

Prevent Blindness[2], the nations oldest eye health and safety non-profit organization, has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month to educate the public on symptoms, types of cataract, cataract surgery and more.

A cataract is a clouding of the eyes lens, which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. The lens of the eye is located behind the pupil and the colored iris, and is normally transparent. Vision may become blurry or dim because the cataract stops light from properly passing through to the retina. Generally, a cataract does not ...

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