The view is blurred, the bright lights bother with low light it is hard to see: these symptoms may reveal the presence of cataracts. This is the progressive opacification of the lens, a condition very common and due to the deterioration of metabolism.
Certainly there are some predisposing factors, such as diabetes and other metabolic diseases or taking cortisone in large doses and for long periods. Smoking, then, is a factor that accelerates the cataracts in an important way. Very valid like precaution to take, besides not to smoke, is to wear sunglasses as much as possible. (more…)