Prevent Blindness has named June Cataract Awareness Month, using the designation to educate the public about risk factors, symptoms and treatment options.
More than 25 million Americans have cataract, with that number expected to grow to 38.5 million by 2032 and 45.6 million by 2050, according to the organization.
Risk factors include aging, intense heat or long-term UV exposure, inflammation, certain diseases such as diabetes, hereditary influences, eye injuries and smoking.
Healio.com/OSN presents the top five cataract-related articles from the first half of 2018:
FDA approves Dexycu to