June is Cataract Awareness Month

Posted On June 1, 2022
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June is Cataract Awareness Month dedicated to educating the public on risk factors, symptoms, cataract types, and cataract surgery. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cataract is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), more than half of all older Americans, age 80 or older have cataracts or have had surgery to remove cataracts. Although it is rare, children may also develop cataracts sometimes referred to as “pediatric cataract.”

Prevent Blindness is a leading voluntary eye health organization whose mission is to “prevent blindness and preserve sight”.  The 2022 theme is the Year of Children’s Vision, to raise awareness and educate the public on children’s vision and eye health issues.

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