#1 Cause of BlindnessThe leading cause of blindness throughout the world is cataracts. Cataracts are also the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. Cataracts cause a clouding of the eye's lens, and can occur at any age, including at birth.
There are readily available treatments for the removal of cataracts, but some people are unable to take advantage of these treatments due to lack of insurance coverage, cost of the treatment, lack of awareness of treatments, or simply the choice of the patient.
It is estimated that over 30 million Americans have cataracts.
Common Eye Disorders and Diseases
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