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Family history of cataracts

Can cataracts be inherited?

Yes, A person may inherit the tendency to develop cataracts from family history (genetics)

Other causes of cataract include:

* family history of cataracts;
* medical problems, like diabetes;
* injury to the eye;
* medications, especially steroids;
* radiation;
* long-term, unprotected exposure to sunlight;
* previous eye surgery.

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