Catarata

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Catarata

Una catarata es un área nublada u opaca en el cristalino del ojo. Las cataratas generalmente se desarrollan a medida que la persona envejece y puede darse en familias. Asimismo, otros factores ambientales, como fumar o exponerse a sustancias tóxicas, también pueden acelerar el desarrollo de una catarata. Las cataratas pueden causar problemas visuales, como dificultad para ver en la noche, ver halos alrededor de las luces y sensibilidad a la luz intensa.

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  • Last Reviewed on 09/03/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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