Posted by westcornersville at 10/20/15 18:41:40There was a study done a few years ago that found that vegetarians and especially vegans were less likely to get cataracts than people who ate meat: http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/cataracts/news/20110420/vegetarians-may-have-lower-risk-of-cataracts
It's just one study, and it doesn't necessarily mean that the vegetarian/vegan diet makes you less likely to get cataracts--it could be that the sample of people in the lower-risk category (vegan or vegetarian) could be doing something else, including diet related (maybe eating specific foods that are good for eye health, like green-leafed vegetables). However, I think it's quite possible this is yet another benefit of a vegan diet.
Posted by Robinwomb at 10/21/15 02:37:59I found the study below regarding a vegetarian diet and reduced risk of cataracts. I personally do not have any eye problems nor do I even wear glasses (which isn't too bad for being 43 years old). I am the sole person on both sides of my extended family who does not require glasses. I would sure like to think the years of being vegan has helped. :) I think cataracts involve more than diet though, but certainly it can help improve health!