While there's really no way to fully prevent cataracts, certain lifestyle changes might be able to help. People who smoke tend to get cataracts at a younger age. People who do kind of dangerous recreational activities and experience trauma to their eyes, they are going to get cataracts sooner. Patients who have chronic diseases that are rather debilitating and are taking some pretty strong medications may get cataracts at a younger age, Asthmatics who are using steroid inhalers have been shown to get cataracts at a younger age as well. Some of these things might be unavoidable, but if you can try to keep yourself overall healthy and try to protect your eyes and your body, that might serve you best from developing a cataract at a younger age.
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