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What increases the chances of developing cataracts?

Most cataracts develop as part of the ageing process, but factors such as having diabetes, smoking, having an eye injury or inflammation inside the eye and excessive exposure to sunlight can speed up the development of cataracts.

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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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