Cataracts - 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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