Cataracts - What Increases Your Risk

Things that increase your risk for cataracts include:

  • Age. Getting older is a major risk factor for cataracts.
  • Family history (genetics). People with a family history of cataracts are more likely to have cataracts. People with certain genetic disorders may also have an increased risk for cataracts.

Some chronic diseases increase the risk for cataracts. Keeping these diseases under control may help lower your risk for cataracts:

Other things that may increase your risk include:

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