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Cataracts 101

April 6, 2012
By GEORGE SADKA, M.D. & STEFANO CARPENETTI, D.O. , The Express

A cataract is a clouding or opaque area that forms over the lens of the eye an area that is normally transparent. As thickening occurs and cataracts form, it prevents light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina. This clouding is caused when some of the protein which makes up the lens begins to become opaque and interferes with vision.

 
 
 

 

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