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What causes cataracts?

Most cataracts are caused by ageing. Cataracts can also occur as a result of damage to the eye, inflammation inside the eye, some medications and medical conditions. In babies, congenital cataracts are due to malformation of the lens.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Macular degeneration


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