Catarata

Una catarata es un área nublada u opaca en el cristalino del ojo. Las cataratas generalmente se desarrollan a medida que la persona envejece y puede darse en familias. Asimismo, otros factores ambientales, como fumar o exponerse a sustancias tóxicas, también pueden acelerar el desarrollo de una catarata. Las cataratas pueden causar problemas visuales, como dificultad para ver en la noche, ver halos alrededor de las luces y sensibilidad a la luz intensa.

Catarata

Revision

Last reviewed 9/3/2012 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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