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A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other.
New contact lens therapy shows potential to impact rising prevalence of myopia in children

New contact lens therapy shows potential to impact rising prevalence of myopia in children

Study reveals unique retinal scar in Ebola survivors

Study reveals unique retinal scar in Ebola survivors

Shire and Parion Sciences to collaborate on P-321 for ophthalmic indications

Shire and Parion Sciences to collaborate on P-321 for ophthalmic indications

Research reveals 9.8 million Brits risk losing their sight after shunning eye tests

Research reveals 9.8 million Brits risk losing their sight after shunning eye tests

Healthy Vision Month: NEI focuses on women’s eye health

Healthy Vision Month: NEI focuses on women’s eye health

Takeda announces accelerated approval from FDA for new lung cancer treatment

Takeda announces accelerated approval from FDA for new lung cancer treatment

Analysis finds high infection rates with contact lens than with LASIK to correct vision

Analysis finds high infection rates with contact lens than with LASIK to correct vision

Glaucoma research can help make treatment more accessible in developing countries

Glaucoma research can help make treatment more accessible in developing countries

Clinical research trial investigates new treatment approach for early-stage eye melanoma

Clinical research trial investigates new treatment approach for early-stage eye melanoma

Hepatitis B and C patients more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, study finds

Hepatitis B and C patients more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, study finds

Optegra Eye Health Care’s flagship Central London hospital celebrates first anniversary

Optegra Eye Health Care’s flagship Central London hospital celebrates first anniversary

UMass Amherst discovery holds promise for revolutionizing treatment of cataracts and presbyopia

UMass Amherst discovery holds promise for revolutionizing treatment of cataracts and presbyopia

Wills Eye expert discusses what patients need to know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Wills Eye expert discusses what patients need to know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Access to anesthesia care not increased when states ‘opt-out’ of Medicare rule, study finds

Access to anesthesia care not increased when states ‘opt-out’ of Medicare rule, study finds

VisionCare receives FDA approval to begin clinical study of telescope implant in post-cataract patients

VisionCare receives FDA approval to begin clinical study of telescope implant in post-cataract patients

Sight Sciences receives Health Canada approval for TRAB 360 Trabeculotomy System

Sight Sciences receives Health Canada approval for TRAB 360 Trabeculotomy System

New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

Older adults with cataracts more likely to have depressive symptoms, study shows

Older adults with cataracts more likely to have depressive symptoms, study shows

Statins can help prevent first time heart attacks, strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors

Statins can help prevent first time heart attacks, strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors

New partnership-funded research could lead to better treatment for birdshot

New partnership-funded research could lead to better treatment for birdshot