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Risk factors

Aside from age, there are other factors/diseases, which favour the development of cataract:

  • Metabolic diseases such as diabetes

  • Glaucoma

  • Chronic inflammation of the iris

  • Intense light exposure (UV light), infrared light (heat radiation)

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  • Medications, e.g. years of highly dosed cortisone treatment

  • Injuries (traumatic cataract)

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