How Common Are Cataracts?

By age 75, about 70 percent of people will have age-related Cataracts to one degree or another. The following factors can increase your risk of developing cataracts:

  • Age beyond 75
  • Heredity
  • Eye injury or inflammation
  • Eye surgery
  • Excessive exposure to sunlight
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Long-term use of some medications (steroids)