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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Scientists identify genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome known to cause glaucoma

Scientists identify genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome known to cause glaucoma

Horizontal transmission route is responsible for HTLV-1 uveitis

Horizontal transmission route is responsible for HTLV-1 uveitis

New groundbreaking implant designed to correct presbyopia

New groundbreaking implant designed to correct presbyopia

Next-generation devices to test for ‘lazy eye’ in children developed using computer gaming technology

Next-generation devices to test for ‘lazy eye’ in children developed using computer gaming technology

FAIR Health adds new tools to support consumers as they navigate the healthcare system

FAIR Health adds new tools to support consumers as they navigate the healthcare system

People with vision impairment have higher risk of all-cause mortality

People with vision impairment have higher risk of all-cause mortality

Composition of protein solution plays a decisive role in cataract formation

Composition of protein solution plays a decisive role in cataract formation

Study: Medicated drops may help close small macular holes, prevent surgery to fix vision problems

Study: Medicated drops may help close small macular holes, prevent surgery to fix vision problems

Common ophthalmic devices measure corneal parameters using different technologies

Common ophthalmic devices measure corneal parameters using different technologies

Study: Global public health services fail to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss

Study: Global public health services fail to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss

Study finds diabetes epidemic among Xavante indigenous community in Central Brazil

Study finds diabetes epidemic among Xavante indigenous community in Central Brazil

Illustrations by Nigerian artist kickstart debate on neglected tropical disease

Illustrations by Nigerian artist kickstart debate on neglected tropical disease

Santen joins forces with ophthalmologists in the fight against antibiotic resistance

Santen joins forces with ophthalmologists in the fight against antibiotic resistance

FAU researchers receive NIH funding to analyze stem cell activation

FAU researchers receive NIH funding to analyze stem cell activation

Study shows overall rate of preoperative stress testing for hip and knee replacements

Study shows overall rate of preoperative stress testing for hip and knee replacements

Therapeutic derived from turmeric shows promise in treating canine ocular condition

Therapeutic derived from turmeric shows promise in treating canine ocular condition

A healthy lifestyle for cardiovascular health may reduce odds of developing ocular diseases

A healthy lifestyle for cardiovascular health may reduce odds of developing ocular diseases

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