Can my health influence my cataracts?
Yes - There are many systemic conditions that can directly cause early-onset cataracts (e.g. diabetes).
Some systemic conditions (e.g. autoimmune conditions) can cause eye inflammations that can lead to cataract. Also, some medications used to treat systemic health conditions can themselves cause cataracts (e.g. prednisone).
Systemic illness and ocular health issues including cataract are important connections not be ignored. Your eyes can reflect your general health in many ways. Speak to your eye care provider about the connection. If you are developing premature cataracts there are many tests that should be performed to rule out specific conditions.