Hallux’s i-Guide: What are cataracts?

Cataracts are an eye condition where the lens goes cloudy and mainly happens when you get old

Surgeons today can replace them with a plastic lens, but did you know that surgeons have been trying to remove cataracts for over 2000 years?

Bronze age instruments have been found that pushed the lens into the back of the eye and another gruesome way was for getting them out was to suck them out with a straw!

Next: Why do people wear glasses?

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