Cataracts

Common Name(s)

Cataracts

Cataracts refer to the clouding of the lens of your eye. This commonly happens with age. The lens is a clear structure within the eye which people see through and that helps to focus light. Seeing with cataracts is much like seeing through a foggy window. Cataracts develop slowly, and may not cause serious problems at first. During this time, vision can be improved with better lighting and eyeglasses. However, cataracts may severely limit your ability to see over time. At this time, surgery may be required. Cataract surgery is generally regarded as a relatively safe and effective procedure.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cataracts" returned 394 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Elevated inflammatory cytokines in aqueous cytokine profile in HIV-1 infected patients with cataracts in Uganda.
 

Author(s): Juliet Otiti-Sengeri, Robert Colebunders, Steven J Reynolds, Musa Muwonge, Getrude Nakigozi, Valerian Kiggundu, Fred Nalugoda, Damalie Nakanjako

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Cataracts occur earlier among HIV-infected adults and this is attributed to various intraocular inflammatory processes that result in early degeneration. In this study we purposed to investigate whether HIV infected individuals with cataracts develop heightened intraocular inflammatory ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Management of cataracts and ectopia lentis in children: Practice patterns of pediatric ophthalmologists in India.
 

Author(s): Vasudha Kemmanu, Pragnya Rathod, Harsha L Rao, Sumitha Muthu, Chaitra Jayadev

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Sep;65(9):818-825.

 

To analyze the current practice patterns of Indian pediatric ophthalmologists in the management of lens anomalies. This study was conducted in a tertiary eye care hospital and involved an online questionnaire survey for practicing pediatric ophthalmologists in India.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Height, weight and body mass index of children with congenital cataracts before surgical treatment.
 

Author(s): Jingjing Chen, Duoru Lin, Zhuoling Lin, Xiaoyan Li, Qianzhong Cao, Zhenzhen Liu, Erping Long, Xiaohang Wu, Li Zhang, Xiaojia Zhou, Lisha Wang, Jing Li, Jun Fu, Haotian Lin, Weirong Chen, Yizhi Liu

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To investigate the distribution of the height, weight and body mass index (BMI) of children with congenital cataracts (CC) before surgical treatment.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Cataracts" returned 25 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparison of efficacy between coaxial microincision and standard-incision phacoemulsification in patients with age-related cataracts: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Lijun Wang, Xiao Xiao, Lin Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jianming Wang, Aiyi Zhou, Jianchao Wang, Qian Wu

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Incision size plays a critical role in the efficacy of cataract surgery, but the available evidence on ideal incision size is inconsistent. In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of coaxial microincisional phacoemulsification surgery (MICS) compared with ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Statin Use and the Risk of Cataracts: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Shandong Yu, Yanpeng Chu, Gang Li, Lu Ren, Qing Zhang, Lin Wu

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Cataracts are the main cause of poor vision and blindness worldwide. The effects of statin administration on cataracts remain debated. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine whether statin use affects the risk of cataracts.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Surgery for cataracts in people with age-related macular degeneration.
 

Author(s): Heather Casparis, Kristina Lindsley, Irene C Kuo, Shameema Sikder, Neil M Bressler

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Cataract and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are common causes of decreased vision that often occur simultaneously in people over age 50. Although cataract surgery is an effective treatment for cataract-induced visual loss, some clinicians suspect that such an intervention ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Intraocular Lens Implantation Surgery vs Traditional Cataract Surgery
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cataract

 

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2017

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Non-genetic Risk Factors of Congenital Cataracts
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cataract

 

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2017

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Comparison of Minimal Invasive Lens Surgery and Traditional Cataract Surgery
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cataract

 

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2017

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