Cataract

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.
What are Cataracts?

Cataracts are whitish or cloudy patches that develop in a person’s eye lens and lead to blurred or clouded vision. Cataracts are the most common cause of visual impairment worldwide.

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7-day levofloxacin/dexamethasone eye drops as effective as standard treatment after cataract surgery

7-day levofloxacin/dexamethasone eye drops as effective as standard treatment after cataract surgery

Amid surge, hospitals hesitate to cancel nonemergency surgeries

Amid surge, hospitals hesitate to cancel nonemergency surgeries

The eye initiates an immune response in the lens after injury

The eye initiates an immune response in the lens after injury

Scientists introduce novel laser technique for cataract surgery

Scientists introduce novel laser technique for cataract surgery

Study: Direct and repetitive irradiation with 222nm UVC does not cause skin cancer

Study: Direct and repetitive irradiation with 222nm UVC does not cause skin cancer

Lipid aids healing of scratches on the cornea

Lipid aids healing of scratches on the cornea

Some hospitals continue with elective surgeries despite COVID-19 crisis

Some hospitals continue with elective surgeries despite COVID-19 crisis

Baylor College of Medicine and UH team up for new research collaborations

Baylor College of Medicine and UH team up for new research collaborations

Older people can improve their vision by changing the power of glasses

Older people can improve their vision by changing the power of glasses

GN Corporation granted Indian patent for novel corneal cell transplantation using nano-composite gel sheet

GN Corporation granted Indian patent for novel corneal cell transplantation using nano-composite gel sheet

Almost all medical tests can lead to a cascade of follow-up tests, shows survey

Almost all medical tests can lead to a cascade of follow-up tests, shows survey

Ophthalmologists honored at AAO 2019 for exceptional service in medical and surgical eye care

Ophthalmologists honored at AAO 2019 for exceptional service in medical and surgical eye care

How Is Ophthalmology Changing To Meet New Challenges?

How Is Ophthalmology Changing To Meet New Challenges?

Cataract surgery can make a patient 48% safer on the road, study shows

Cataract surgery can make a patient 48% safer on the road, study shows

World Report on Vision highlights urgent need for sustainable global outreach efforts

World Report on Vision highlights urgent need for sustainable global outreach efforts

WHO’S first world report on vision

WHO’S first world report on vision

Report: Aging populations, changing lifestyles are main drivers of vision impairment

Report: Aging populations, changing lifestyles are main drivers of vision impairment

New smartphone app can help detect early signs of eye diseases in children

New smartphone app can help detect early signs of eye diseases in children

Two uveitis drugs perform similarly in a head-to-head clinical trial

Two uveitis drugs perform similarly in a head-to-head clinical trial

Associations between sounds and shapes depend on early visual experiences

Associations between sounds and shapes depend on early visual experiences