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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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

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?