Cataracts - Prevention

Since most cases of cataracts are part of the natural aging process, there is not much that can be done to prevent their development. Wearing dark glasses in direct sunlight may be helpful. Radiation from the sun is thought to be one possible cause of changes in proteins in the lens. A healthy diet rich in citrus fruits, sweet potatoes, carrots, and green leafy vegetables, and supplemented by vitamins, may also be helpful in delaying the onset of cataracts.

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