Cataract - Prevention

Avoid blows to the eye in sports like squash and badminton by wearing protective spectacles (mandatory in the west) Make sure your diet has the necessary vitamins and minerals.

Follow your gynaecologists advice at the time of conception and delivery and do appropriate blood tests as recommended by them.

Sunlight exposure is a prominent cause ,so do not venture in the sun without sufficiently dark sunglasses.

If you work in a steel mill or any area where a lot of red heat is present make sure you wear eye protection.

Do not put steroid creams indiscriminately or use eye drops long after the doctor has stopped prescribing them.

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