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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.
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

Leica Microsystems launches IOLcompass Pro intraocular lens positioning system

Leica Microsystems launches IOLcompass Pro intraocular lens positioning system

Scientists find way to reduce need for secondary cataract surgery

Scientists find way to reduce need for secondary cataract surgery

TKCI outlines plan to curb corneal blindness worldwide by 2030

TKCI outlines plan to curb corneal blindness worldwide by 2030

New data from studies evaluating diagnostic tools, therapies for infectious diseases released at ECCMID 2016

New data from studies evaluating diagnostic tools, therapies for infectious diseases released at ECCMID 2016

Increased expression of VEGF-A promotes three common aging-related eye conditions

Increased expression of VEGF-A promotes three common aging-related eye conditions

Diet and lifestyle may play greater role than genetics in cataract development, severity

Diet and lifestyle may play greater role than genetics in cataract development, severity

New, regenerative medicine approach developed to remove congenital cataracts in infants

New, regenerative medicine approach developed to remove congenital cataracts in infants

Study reveals another clue to workings of trachoma

Study reveals another clue to workings of trachoma

Shire announces resubmission of lifitegrast NDA to FDA for treatment of dry eye disease in adults

Shire announces resubmission of lifitegrast NDA to FDA for treatment of dry eye disease in adults

Dynamic light scattering technique may help detect people at risk of cataracts and presbyopia

Dynamic light scattering technique may help detect people at risk of cataracts and presbyopia

ALPHAEON completes acquisition of LENSAR

ALPHAEON completes acquisition of LENSAR

Adverse environmental changes present potential health hazards to eyes

Adverse environmental changes present potential health hazards to eyes

ALPHAEON signs agreement with PhysIOL to develop and commercialize Trifocal lens technology

ALPHAEON signs agreement with PhysIOL to develop and commercialize Trifocal lens technology

UCSF scientists identify eye drop chemical that may reverse cataracts

UCSF scientists identify eye drop chemical that may reverse cataracts

Saint Louis University ophthalmologist offers tips to manage night vision issues

Saint Louis University ophthalmologist offers tips to manage night vision issues

Allergan completes acquisition of AqueSys

Allergan completes acquisition of AqueSys