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Inside of the eye, just behind the colored iris, lies a small lens that is normally crystal clear. This lens is essential to clear vision, as it helps focus light onto the retina in back of the eye. 

For a variety of reasons, the lens can become cloudy, and when it does, we refer to the cloudy lens as a cataract. Cataracts can occur in people of all ages, including newborn babies. In young adults, they are commonly the result of trauma, prolonged inflammation within the eye or prolonged use of certain medications- most notably steroids. But, most cataracts occur in older individuals as a part of the natural aging process.

Cataract surgery involves the removal of the cloudy lens and the insertion of a lens implant to take its place. 

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