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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.
Alcon expands its global support of eye care professionals through Alcon Experience Academy

Alcon expands its global support of eye care professionals through Alcon Experience Academy

Swiss Advanced Vision announces launch of Harmonis for cataract surgery

Swiss Advanced Vision announces launch of Harmonis for cataract surgery

Less-invasive options are slowing disease progression in glaucoma patients

Less-invasive options are slowing disease progression in glaucoma patients

FDA expands approval of Vertex' cystic fibrosis medicine to treat children aged 12 to <24 months

FDA expands approval of Vertex' cystic fibrosis medicine to treat children aged 12 to <24 months

Study finds link between degenerative eye conditions and Alzheimer's disease

Study finds link between degenerative eye conditions and Alzheimer's disease

Saving sight of millions by making eye injections safe and comfortable

Saving sight of millions by making eye injections safe and comfortable

Omeros’ OMS721 receives positive opinion from EMA's COMP for treating hematopoietic stem cell transplant

Omeros’ OMS721 receives positive opinion from EMA's COMP for treating hematopoietic stem cell transplant

Gene regulator associated with protein pileup in exfoliation glaucoma

Gene regulator associated with protein pileup in exfoliation glaucoma

Ocular Therapeutix resubmits NDA for DEXTENZA

Ocular Therapeutix resubmits NDA for DEXTENZA

Cataract surgery linked to modest decrease in risk of serious traffic crash

Cataract surgery linked to modest decrease in risk of serious traffic crash

EyeSouth announces strategic partnership with South Georgia / North Florida Eye Partners

EyeSouth announces strategic partnership with South Georgia / North Florida Eye Partners

FDA approves first stand-alone prosthetic iris in the U.S.

FDA approves first stand-alone prosthetic iris in the U.S.

Celgene to share new and updated data around novel hematological therapies

Celgene to share new and updated data around novel hematological therapies

Researchers identify protein essential for eye lens development and clear vision

Researchers identify protein essential for eye lens development and clear vision

Lack of insurance exposes blind spots in vision care

Lack of insurance exposes blind spots in vision care

Omega-3 supplements found to be ineffective in alleviating dry eye symptoms

Omega-3 supplements found to be ineffective in alleviating dry eye symptoms

Cataract surgery can be safely performed on Ebola survivors with eye disease

Cataract surgery can be safely performed on Ebola survivors with eye disease

Time’s running out: The frail in Puerto Rico face end of hurricane relief programs

Time’s running out: The frail in Puerto Rico face end of hurricane relief programs

Researchers link social networks with likelihood of older adults getting cataract surgery

Researchers link social networks with likelihood of older adults getting cataract surgery

Diabetes patients twice as likely to develop cataract, study finds

Diabetes patients twice as likely to develop cataract, study finds