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August is Cataract Awareness Month

August is Cataract Awareness Month

CataractDo you know that 20.5 million Americans aged 40 and older have a cataract? Cataracts – the leading cause of blindness worldwide - cloud the eye's naturally clear lens, preventing the passage of light rays needed for vision. Although cataracts usually develop as part of the aging process, they can also result from:

The following resources will help you understand how cataracts form and what you can do to prevent vision loss due to this treatable eye disorder.

About Cataracts

Get early treatment - it may save your sight!

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Last Reviewed: Jul 31, 2008

Julia Rae Geldis, OD, MS Julia Rae Geldis, OD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University