Opacification of the lens is not always associated with the influence of external negative factors – age-related cataracts are often diagnosed in ophthalmological clinics. And it develops against the background of natural aging processes in the body: protein synthesis decreases, metabolic processes slow down, and all this leads to the fact that the lens tissues begin to disintegrate, become cloudy. According to statistics from the World Health Organization, in 90% of cases, the ophthalmic disease in question is diagnosed in patients aged 70 years and older. But recently, doctors have noted that the pathology is “getting younger” – now it is also detected in people in their 40s and 50s. This is due to hereditary predisposition and individual characteristics of the functioning of the body.