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    Prevention

    There is no proven way to prevent cataracts. But certain lifestyle habits may help slow cataract development. These include:

    • Not smoking.
    • Wearing a hat or sunglasses when you are in the sun.
    • Avoiding sunlamps and tanning booths.
    • Eating healthy foods.
    • Avoiding the use of steroid medicines when possible (some people need them).
    • Keeping diabetes under control.

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    Help a Loved One Eat Right to Recover From Illness

    When a senior is sick or recovering from an injury, it's important for them to eat a healthy diet. Getting enough calories from nutritious foods can help their recovery. It will help their bodies heal and give them the mental and physical energy they need. "The most important thing is to ensure that their immune system is working at its best," says Madeleine Glick, MS, RD, a dietitian at Greenwich Woods, a long-term care facility in Greenwich, Conn.

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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