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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.
Almost all medical tests can lead to a cascade of follow-up tests, shows survey

Almost all medical tests can lead to a cascade of follow-up tests, shows survey

Ophthalmologists honored at AAO 2019 for exceptional service in medical and surgical eye care

Ophthalmologists honored at AAO 2019 for exceptional service in medical and surgical eye care

How Is Ophthalmology Changing To Meet New Challenges?

How Is Ophthalmology Changing To Meet New Challenges?

Cataract surgery can make a patient 48% safer on the road, study shows

Cataract surgery can make a patient 48% safer on the road, study shows

World Report on Vision highlights urgent need for sustainable global outreach efforts

World Report on Vision highlights urgent need for sustainable global outreach efforts

WHO’S first world report on vision

WHO’S first world report on vision

Report: Aging populations, changing lifestyles are main drivers of vision impairment

Report: Aging populations, changing lifestyles are main drivers of vision impairment

New smartphone app can help detect early signs of eye diseases in children

New smartphone app can help detect early signs of eye diseases in children

Two uveitis drugs perform similarly in a head-to-head clinical trial

Two uveitis drugs perform similarly in a head-to-head clinical trial

Associations between sounds and shapes depend on early visual experiences

Associations between sounds and shapes depend on early visual experiences

Yellow-lens glasses do not improve night driving visibility, study finds

Yellow-lens glasses do not improve night driving visibility, study finds

Our tears may one day be used to detect glaucoma

Our tears may one day be used to detect glaucoma

Vanderbilt investigators discover link between vascular biology and eye disease

Vanderbilt investigators discover link between vascular biology and eye disease

Laser-based technique allows doctors to image the whole eye in 3D

Laser-based technique allows doctors to image the whole eye in 3D

Scientists introduce binocular visual simulator to evaluate visual quality before surgery

Scientists introduce binocular visual simulator to evaluate visual quality before surgery

Study uncovers new chemical reaction key to cataract formation

Study uncovers new chemical reaction key to cataract formation

Trial results show minimally invasive retinal detachment improves outcomes in patients

Trial results show minimally invasive retinal detachment improves outcomes in patients

Seeking ways to prevent 'secondary cataracts'

Seeking ways to prevent 'secondary cataracts'

Researchers find a class of drug that could be promising treatment for uveitis

Researchers find a class of drug that could be promising treatment for uveitis

The International Society of Refractive Surgery honors Vivior Chairman with Casebeer Award

The International Society of Refractive Surgery honors Vivior Chairman with Casebeer Award