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    What causes a cataract?

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    Sonia Romm

    Optometrist

    I am a behavioural optometrist with over 15 years experience in full-scope optometric patient care: examination for diabetis, glaucoma, macular degeneration, children's vision and vision … View Profile

    Cataract is part of aging process of the crystalline lens in the eye. It is responsible for focusing images onto retina(back of the eye). The layers of the lens become cloudy over time and vision becomes more hazy and colours and contrasts are reduced. Nuclear cataract is Most common type of age related cataract.

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