Surveillance of cataract in active component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2013.


A cataract is an opacity of the lens that is associated with risk factors such as aging, trauma, cigarette smoking, and exposure to excessive ultraviolet rays from sunlight. Cataracts most commonly affect individuals aged 40 years and older; however, military members can have occupational exposures (e.g., eye injury) that may make them susceptible to… (More)


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