Cataract Statistics

Cataract Statistics

The statistics on the prevalence of cataract is very high. Nearly 5.5 million people in the US suffer from cataract that interferes with their vision. Every year, the US medical industry diagnoses four hundred thousand new cases of cataract approximately.

The incident rate is very high when compared to the population ratio. That comes down to nearly 1000 cases every single day.The statistics for cataract world wide is very high. It is actually one of the most common conditions a person can encounter in old age. Cataract is most common in the 60 to 80 age group of people. The occurrence is less than 40 percent in the age group of 40 to 50. It is only 5 percent in the age group of 22 to 40. However, in infants with birth defects and cataract, it was found to be 6 percent.

However, doctors believe that a lot of it depends on a person’s diet and lifestyle. If you have been constantly exposed to poor lighting conditions, and have the habit of reading and working in poor light, you can develop cataract early in age. If you have poor eating habits and also if the daily food intake or vitamin supplement does not contain Vitamin A, then you can develop cataract. Including riboflavin in your diet helps to prevent cataract. Continuous exposure to computer screen also increases the problem of cataract.

Keeping in mind the high statistics of people who get cataract, one should always try to prevent from getting it by taking preventive measures.

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