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What Causes Cataracts?

The most common type of Cataract is age-related. As you get older, the lenses in your eyes harden. Proteins in the lenses sometimes form clumps that become cloudy enough to preventing light from passing clearly through the eye. Sometimes the clouding is mild or small enough to only affect vision slightly. Other times, the clouding may affect all of the lens, causing severe vision problems.

There are other, less common types of Cataracts, including:

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