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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Smoking associated with increased risk of 56 diseases among Chinese adults

Smoking associated with increased risk of 56 diseases among Chinese adults

An unexplained injury discovered after eye surgery. What should happen next?

An unexplained injury discovered after eye surgery. What should happen next?

Cash for colonoscopies: Colorado tries to lower health costs through incentives

Cash for colonoscopies: Colorado tries to lower health costs through incentives

New analysis highlights the need to prioritize addressing preventable vision loss in children in America

New analysis highlights the need to prioritize addressing preventable vision loss in children in America

Ophthalmologists may be able to safely cut back on having anesthesiologists during cataract surgery

Ophthalmologists may be able to safely cut back on having anesthesiologists during cataract surgery

IRIS Registry presents latest eye research at AAO 2022

IRIS Registry presents latest eye research at AAO 2022

The potential of NMR-based blood profiling as a single-domain assay to simultaneously predict multidisease onset

The potential of NMR-based blood profiling as a single-domain assay to simultaneously predict multidisease onset

Private equity sees the billions in eye care as firms target high-profit procedures

Private equity sees the billions in eye care as firms target high-profit procedures

Over 50 new surgical hubs to open across England to help bust COVID-19 backlogs, Steve Barclay writes

Over 50 new surgical hubs to open across England to help bust COVID-19 backlogs, Steve Barclay writes

More than 50 new surgical hubs will open for tacking the Covid backlogs

More than 50 new surgical hubs will open for tacking the Covid backlogs

The $18,000 breast biopsy: When having insurance costs you a bundle

The $18,000 breast biopsy: When having insurance costs you a bundle

What is the association between vision impairment and cognitive outcome?

What is the association between vision impairment and cognitive outcome?

The ambulance chased one patient into collections

The ambulance chased one patient into collections

Older adults with untreated sight problems may have higher dementia risk

Older adults with untreated sight problems may have higher dementia risk

Study finds holocaust survivors may be at lower risk of developing post-operative delirium

Study finds holocaust survivors may be at lower risk of developing post-operative delirium

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