How Do Eye Injuries Affect My Risk Of Developing Cataracts?

Question: How do eye injuries affect my risk of developing cataracts?

Answer: A minor eye injury, where a person, for example, is poked in the eye with a finger during a game of basketball, can in fact cause mechanical trauma that results in the clouding of the lens or a cataract. Severing injuries to the eye can cause focal cataracts or even cause dislocation of the lens and worse traumas. So we strongly recommend that anyone involved in any contact sports and certain jobs that are high risk, such as grinding and drilling, these folks should wear eye protection to reduce their risk.