Cataract prevention is better than cataract treatment

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Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Although there are no proven ways on how to prevent cataract development or how to slow the progression of the condition, the Cornea Consultants of Arizona think that the following are helpful suggestions that can reduce the risk of getting cataracts.

  1. Quit smoking. There have been studies suggesting that people who smoke are more prone to cataract formation than those who don’t.
  2. Reduce your alcohol intake because excessive use of alcohol increases your potential for cataract development.
  3. Diabetes and other medical conditions are known risk factors for cataracts. So, it is important that your health problems are properly managed by following your prescribed treatment plan.
  4. Improve your diet with the addition of healthy fruits and vegetables that contain antioxidants, vitamins, and other nutrients essential in keeping your eyes healthy.
  5. Maintaining your healthy weight, or losing excess weight, is another way to help prevent the occurrence of cataracts
  6. Protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays by wearing polarized sunglasses whenever you go outdoors
  7. Get your eyes examined regularly to help with early detection of cataracts and other eye problems.

In general, a healthy lifestyle can keep your eyes cataract free for a long time. In cases when cataract development is inevitable, your trusted doctors at the Cornea Consultants of Arizona will be on hand to give you information about the condition and suggest effective ways of managing it. Call us today at 602-258-4321 and we will be glad to help you.


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