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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.
New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

Older adults with cataracts more likely to have depressive symptoms, study shows

Older adults with cataracts more likely to have depressive symptoms, study shows

Statins can help prevent first time heart attacks, strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors

Statins can help prevent first time heart attacks, strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors

New partnership-funded research could lead to better treatment for birdshot

New partnership-funded research could lead to better treatment for birdshot

Novel methods may be effective in treating people with presbyopia

Novel methods may be effective in treating people with presbyopia

Trifocal lenses: the best chance of true spectacle independence?

Trifocal lenses: the best chance of true spectacle independence?

NIHR HSRIC experts identify innovative and promising treatments for corneal disorders

NIHR HSRIC experts identify innovative and promising treatments for corneal disorders

Gender matching key for corneal transplants? An interview with Professor Kaye

Gender matching key for corneal transplants? An interview with Professor Kaye

New vision simulator allows cataract patients to test artificial lens designs before implantation

New vision simulator allows cataract patients to test artificial lens designs before implantation

Are your sunglasses safe? An interview with Omar Hassan

Are your sunglasses safe? An interview with Omar Hassan

Tecnis Symfony Extended Range of Vision IOL approved for cataract patients

Tecnis Symfony Extended Range of Vision IOL approved for cataract patients

New, minimally invasive procedure may be effective for patients with FED

New, minimally invasive procedure may be effective for patients with FED

Shire’s Xiidra receives FDA approval for treating dry eye disease in adult patients

Shire’s Xiidra receives FDA approval for treating dry eye disease in adult patients

TKCI Srujana Innovation Award launched to combat corneal blindness

TKCI Srujana Innovation Award launched to combat corneal blindness

Study finds preoperative falls common among adults of all age groups

Study finds preoperative falls common among adults of all age groups

FDA approves Raindrop Near Vision Inlay device for patients with presbyopia

FDA approves Raindrop Near Vision Inlay device for patients with presbyopia

Controlling corneal blindness by 2030: an interview with Dr Pravin Vaddavalli

Controlling corneal blindness by 2030: an interview with Dr Pravin Vaddavalli

NIH-funded study finds visual impairment, blindness may double by 2050

NIH-funded study finds visual impairment, blindness may double by 2050

CSU researchers develop colorful potatoes that are high in antioxidants, rich in nutrients

CSU researchers develop colorful potatoes that are high in antioxidants, rich in nutrients

Lack of UV protection in car windows may contribute to increased cancer rates

Lack of UV protection in car windows may contribute to increased cancer rates