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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, 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

Omeros launches OMIDRIAssure program to provide expanded patient access to Omidria

Omeros launches OMIDRIAssure program to provide expanded patient access to Omidria

ILUVIEN continues to show positive results in Europe

ILUVIEN continues to show positive results in Europe

Alimera Sciences announces results from ongoing study on ILUVIEN

Alimera Sciences announces results from ongoing study on ILUVIEN

UK’s GPs, optometrists confirm link between smoking and loss of vision

UK’s GPs, optometrists confirm link between smoking and loss of vision

IRIDEX launches novel intra-ocular pressure monitoring device

IRIDEX launches novel intra-ocular pressure monitoring device

Allergan enters into agreement to acquire Aquesys and its XEN45 program

Allergan enters into agreement to acquire Aquesys and its XEN45 program

Researchers find genetic cause of previously unknown disease

Researchers find genetic cause of previously unknown disease

Temporary postnatal visual deprivation induces permanent auditory responses in the brain's visual area

Temporary postnatal visual deprivation induces permanent auditory responses in the brain's visual area

Omeros reports additional positive data from OMS721 Phase 2 trial for treatment of thrombotic microangiopathies

Omeros reports additional positive data from OMS721 Phase 2 trial for treatment of thrombotic microangiopathies

Omeros plans to file patent infringement lawsuit against Par

Omeros plans to file patent infringement lawsuit against Par