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13 January 2009

Wat is die oorsaak van katarakte?

Katarakte word geassosieer met veroudering en kom meer algemeen voor onder ouer volwassenes. Omtrent 75 persent van alle katarakte is ouderdomverwant.

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Oorsake van katarakte
Die volgende is oorsake van katarakte:

  • Katarakte word geassosieer met veroudering en kom meer algemeen voor onder ouer volwassenes. Omtrent 75 persent van alle katarakte is ouderdomverwant.
  • Blootstelling aan ultravioletbestraling (soos sonlig).
  • Oogbeserings
  • Diabetes, veral wanneer bloedsuikervlakke swak beheer word.
  • Katarakte kan ontwikkel as ‘n sekondêre gevolg van ander oogprobleme, soos glukoom (toename in drukking binne die oog).
  • Langtermyn gebruik van sekere soorte medikasie, veral steroïdes, kan katarakte veroorsaak.
  • Bestralingsbehandeling aan die kop.
  • Party babas word met katarakte gebore (aangebore katarakte) of kan hulle kort na geboorte ontwikkel.
  • Oorerflike faktore.
  • Hoë cholesterol by sekere mense.
 
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