Healthy Vision Month – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. During May, which is Healthy Vision Month, experts emphasize that cataract is a leading cause of blindness. But Dr. Emily Chew at the NIH says, it is a very treatable condition.
Chew: It’s the number one leading surgery that we have in the US. So as the aging population grows much larger, we’re going to have a large number of people with cataracts.
Narrator: Cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. Most cataracts are related to aging. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. For details on cataract and treatments, visit www.nei.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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