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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.
Zebrafish study uncovers molecular 'brake' that helps control eye lens development

Zebrafish study uncovers molecular 'brake' that helps control eye lens development

Study assess potential impacts of cataracts on risks of osteoporosis and fractures

Study assess potential impacts of cataracts on risks of osteoporosis and fractures

Novel discovery could help to improve success of corneal transplants

Novel discovery could help to improve success of corneal transplants

CHMP adopts positive opinion of Takeda’s ALUNBRIG for treatment of ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer

CHMP adopts positive opinion of Takeda’s ALUNBRIG for treatment of ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer

CHMP issues positive opinion supporting use of Trelegy Ellipta in broader group of COPD patients

CHMP issues positive opinion supporting use of Trelegy Ellipta in broader group of COPD patients

Multi-year study data shows impact of new soft contact lens to slow myopia progression in children

Multi-year study data shows impact of new soft contact lens to slow myopia progression in children

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