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What is a cataract?

More than 90% of people develop cataracts – the clouding and yellowing of the lens in your eye – by the age of 65.2

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What causes cataracts?

The natural lens in your eye is made up of protein that starts to clump together and cloud the lens as you age.

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Cataracts symptoms

A common sign of cataracts is dull or cloudy vision. Find out more about these and other symptoms.

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Types of eye conditions

Cataract surgery may allow you to address other eye conditions that impact the crispness and clarity of your vision in addition to cataracts.

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1All about cataracts and cataract surgery. Singapore National Eye Centre Web Site.

2Cataract. University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center Web site. Accessed October 28, 2017