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Getting to Know the Different Types of Cataracts

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A cataract is an eye condition that makes vision cloudy. It is caused by a buildup of protein in the lens which stops light from entering the eye clearly and negatively affects one’s vision. Keep reading to learn about the different types of cataracts.

One of the most common forms of cataracts is age-related cataracts, which occurs in older adults. Congenital cataracts affect babies and are often caused by an infection or an injury. Secondary cataracts are a result of another condition like diabetes. Traumatic cataracts occur after an eye injury. If your vision is starting to get cloudy, you should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to have your eyes examined for cataracts.

Dr. Mark Hornfeld is here to help you find a solution for your vision issues. Our office can treat cataracts, prevent further issues from glaucoma, or perform general eye exams to help you have the best vision at any age. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us at (646) 681-3100.