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Cataract Awareness Month


Social: #CataractAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @PBA_savingsight

Facebook: @preventblindness

YouTube: Prevent Blindness

Website: www.preventblindness.org/cataract 

Prevent Blindness and the National Eye Institute have declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. According to the Prevent Blindness Vision Problems in the U.S. report, more than 22.3 million Americans have cataracts. Learn more about signs, symptoms, and treatment.

Prevent Blindness' guide to cataracts will help you learn about: 

  1. how cataracts develop

  2. how cataracts are treated with surgery

  3. what kind of costs to expect, and

  4. how long it will take you to recover from surgery

The information will help you be more educated and involved in your eye doctor’s treatment through diagnosis, surgery and recovery.

American Academy of Ophthalmology 
P.O. Box 7424
San Fransisco, CA 94120-7424 
(415) 561-8534 
media@aao.org 
aao.org/eyesmart 
Materials available 
Contact: Beatrice Shelton

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.