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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.
FDA approves new gene therapy targeting rare form of inherited vision loss

FDA approves new gene therapy targeting rare form of inherited vision loss

Improving Healthcare in the Community through Eye Examinations

Improving Healthcare in the Community through Eye Examinations

FDA approves first medical device system that can make adjustments to implanted lens after cataract surgery

FDA approves first medical device system that can make adjustments to implanted lens after cataract surgery

Research shows major shift in eye surgeries from hospitals to ambulatory surgery centers

Research shows major shift in eye surgeries from hospitals to ambulatory surgery centers

Older adults who had fallen more likely to experience car crashes, study finds

Older adults who had fallen more likely to experience car crashes, study finds

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?

Omeros’ OMS721 receives orphan drug designation from FDA for treatment of IgA nephropathy

Omeros’ OMS721 receives orphan drug designation from FDA for treatment of IgA nephropathy

Global blindness rates expected to soar within a few decades

Global blindness rates expected to soar within a few decades

27 contact lenses removed from a woman’s eye: Case report

27 contact lenses removed from a woman’s eye: Case report

NEI-funded research aims to prevent or reverse progression of cataracts

NEI-funded research aims to prevent or reverse progression of cataracts

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