Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cataracts Incidence

Facts about cataracts:

  • Almost all people have cataracts after age 60. Not all will require treatment.
  • Cataracts are the leading cause of vision impairment in the US.
  • About 20 million people in the US have cataracts.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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