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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.
Australian government programs help improve Indigenous eye health

Australian government programs help improve Indigenous eye health

Smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body

Smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body

Canada and U.S adopt the Global Solar Ultraviolet (UV) Index

Canada and U.S adopt the Global Solar Ultraviolet (UV) Index

Damaged metal halide lamps can cause sunburn

Damaged metal halide lamps can cause sunburn

Organic superglues, disease treatments and better food flavourings

Organic superglues, disease treatments and better food flavourings

Intraocular lens demonstrates ability to provide excellent near and distance vision after cataract removal

Intraocular lens demonstrates ability to provide excellent near and distance vision after cataract removal

Custom or Wavefront-guided LASIK produces superior vision quality compared to traditional LASIK eye surgery

Custom or Wavefront-guided LASIK produces superior vision quality compared to traditional LASIK eye surgery

Statement on patient safety principles for office-based surgery

Statement on patient safety principles for office-based surgery

Scientist discovers why skin turns leathery

Scientist discovers why skin turns leathery

LASIK surgery affected by humidity and temperature

LASIK surgery affected by humidity and temperature

Diabetic eye disease on the rise

Diabetic eye disease on the rise

Lecture will explore the visual world of the newborn

Lecture will explore the visual world of the newborn

Vision loss in over 40's is becoming a major public health problem

Vision loss in over 40's is becoming a major public health problem

Study to look at whether patients needing surgery the most are those receiving it

Study to look at whether patients needing surgery the most are those receiving it

Information about Lasik eye surgery, a new technique to treat cataracts

Information about Lasik eye surgery, a new technique to treat cataracts