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Are You at Risk for Cataracts?

I recently posted an article with tips to protect your eyesight as you age, as contrary to popular belief your eyesight does not have to worsen as you get older. Now, ophthalmology researchers have identified a key risk factor for the development of cataracts. For the first time, they have demonstrated an association between loss of gel in the eye's vitreous body--the gel that lies between the back of the lens and the retina--and the formation of nuclear cataracts, the most common type of age-related cataracts.

Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 2004 Jan;45(1):77-85

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