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Can Younger People Get Cataracts?

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, about 70 percent of all people will develop cataracts in at least one eye by the age of 75. Because cataracts are a common part of aging, they are often thought of as a problem exclusive to an older generation. However, people younger than age 40 are not immune to cataracts. Drs. Joseph King and Gabriel Chu explain.

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