Cataracts develop for a number of reasons, but the most common cause is aging.
Age-related cataracts develop as a result of natural changes within the lens.
In other cases, an injury or blow to the eye may cause a traumatic cataract.
Some cataracts may also result from the use of certain drugs, exposure to harmful chemicals or excessive amounts of ultraviolet radiation, or some diseases.
In addition, a small number of babies are born with congenital cataracts as a result of unusual prenatal factors.
Very infrequently, cataracts can develop during childhood.
Fortunately, almost all cataracts can be successfully removed and vision restored through modern microsurgery.
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