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What’s Your Cataract IQ?

Did you know that 50% of American over the age of 80 have cataracts? Or that more than 20 million Americans over the age of 40 are affected by cataracts? While injury or disease can cause cataracts in younger people, the fact is that most will develop cataracts in their later years as a result of aging. Unfortunately though, most people who are developing or have cataracts currently don’t even realize it.

Don't rub your eyes

Eye rubbing is common with many of us. Most of us rub our eyes sometimes without even recognizing that we do it.  But it can have detrimental effects on our eyes. Eye rubbing causes inflammation to occur making our eyes and lids red. It has been linked to eye diseases such as cataracts and keratoconus. It also loosens the skin around the eyes contributing to drooping eyelids as we age. It can have detrimental effects if we have had recent eye surgery. So next time you're tempted to rub think twice.

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