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Cataracts anyone?

Not too sure how to word this.

I went to the optician yesterday for my eye test. I mentioned my dry eyes and dry mouth but not being tested for Sjogrens up to now. Whilst looking at my eyes she said I have cataracts forming on both eyes. I am 50. Wondered if there might be a connection with the dry eyes if it was Sjogrens, also on Net doctor saw there was a link to the fact some people with Sjogrens can have PBC. I also have Impaired glucose (but not diabetic) and my last Thyroid test was a bit out so have to have that repeated next month.

Most websites talk about cataracts affecting older people (80ish) so wondered if they might be related to auto immune.

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Hello zipitydoo.

I always thought that cataracts were more for much older people but interestingly I've just discovered that they're not and there are 3 different types. There are age-related cataracts which are for the much older group.

Check out this site. It is an American one but gives info tho' in England expect treatment varies slightly.




Thanks for the info. It helps to know its not unheard of for younger people. its bad enough feeling like I am 90 some days. :-)


i don't know bout cataracts, (i'm 54) - 3 yrs ago i was told i have the beginning of glaucoma, both eyes -- that was a big Hello for me --


I bet it was. Does it run in your family?


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