Risk Factors for Cataracts
- Any medical condition that requires you to take steroid medications for a long period of time
- Certain drugs
- Certain infections
- Chronic eye disease (such as chronic, uveitis or retinitis pigmentosa)
- Rheumatoid arthritis or other auto-immune diseases
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research website. Available at: http://www.mayo.edu/ .
The Merck Manual of Medical Information. 17th ed. Simon and Schuster, Inc; 2000.
National Eye Institute website. Available at: http://www.nei.nih.gov/ .
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2013 -
- Update Date: 00/63/2013 -
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