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.

Read More

Overview

Feature Articles

Latest Cataract News and Research

Hearing and vision impairment found to be independently associated with cognitive decline

Hearing and vision impairment found to be independently associated with cognitive decline

Health and Social Care Levy to raise billions to tackle Covid backlogs and reform adult social care

Health and Social Care Levy to raise billions to tackle Covid backlogs and reform adult social care

Health and Social Care Levy to raise billions for tackling Covid backlogs in the UK

Health and Social Care Levy to raise billions for tackling Covid backlogs in the UK

Infantile cataracts are more common and problematic than thought

Infantile cataracts are more common and problematic than thought

Cataract surgery associated with lower risk of dementia

Cataract surgery associated with lower risk of dementia

Your out-of-pocket health care costs need not be a mystery

Your out-of-pocket health care costs need not be a mystery

New kind of artificial lens may help patients avoid glasses after cataract surgery

New kind of artificial lens may help patients avoid glasses after cataract surgery

COVID-19 patients' eyes and tears can be infected with SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 patients' eyes and tears can be infected with SARS-CoV-2

Clinically significant cataract associated with greater mortality risk from vascular causes

Clinically significant cataract associated with greater mortality risk from vascular causes

Protecting the ozone layer could prevent cancer cases and other diseases in the U.S

Protecting the ozone layer could prevent cancer cases and other diseases in the U.S

Eye conditions linked to increased risk of dementia

Eye conditions linked to increased risk of dementia

Surgical hubs, new technology key to tackling the growing NHS waiting lists

Surgical hubs, new technology key to tackling the growing NHS waiting lists

NHS to receive an extra £5.4 billion over next six months to support COVID-19 response

NHS to receive an extra £5.4 billion over next six months to support COVID-19 response

Study could pave way for an effective approach to amblyopia treatment

Study could pave way for an effective approach to amblyopia treatment

LondonOC develops new, non-invasive technique to apply Xen stent into the eye

LondonOC develops new, non-invasive technique to apply Xen stent into the eye

Effort to decipher hospital prices yields key finding: don’t try it at home

Effort to decipher hospital prices yields key finding: don’t try it at home

New eye surface reconstruction method using mussel adhesive protein

New eye surface reconstruction method using mussel adhesive protein

New resolution urges Member States to focus on prevention and management of  diabetes, obesity

New resolution urges Member States to focus on prevention and management of diabetes, obesity

Study can help determine which diabetic individuals can donate corneas for keratoplasty

Study can help determine which diabetic individuals can donate corneas for keratoplasty

Alzheimer’s patients are less likely to have cataract surgery than those without the condition

Alzheimer’s patients are less likely to have cataract surgery than those without the condition