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 359 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Evaluation and Comparison of the Indices of Systemic Oxidative Stress among Black-Africans with Age-related Cataracts or Primary Glaucoma.
 

Author(s): O Awodele, I A Oreagba, S O Olayemi, Idris Oladipo, C O Iruegbukpe, B G Balogun, M M Balogun, A O Adedokun

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;22(4):489-94.

 

Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathophysiology of glaucoma, cataract, and many degenerative diseases. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the systemic oxidative stress in black-African patients diagnosed with primary glaucoma or age-related cataract (ARC) and compare ...

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2015

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Impact of cataracts and cataract surgery on quality of vision.
 

Author(s): Eirini Skiadaresi, Colm McAlinden

Journal: Sao Paulo Med J. ;133(6):538-9.

 

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2016

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10-Year Overview of the Hospital-Based Prevalence and Treatment of Congenital Cataracts: The CCPMOH Experience.
 

Author(s): Duoru Lin, Jingjing Chen, Zhuoling Lin, Xiaoyan Li, Xiaohang Wu, Erping Long, Lixia Luo, Bo Zhang, Hui Chen, Wan Chen, Li Zhang, Haotian Lin, Weirong Chen, Yizhi Liu

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A review of 6 years of hospitalization charts from Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (ZOC) revealed that congenital cataracts (CC) accounted for 2.39% of all cataract in-patient cases and that the age at surgery was decreasing before the establishment of the Childhood Cataract Program of ...

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2015

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The terms "Cataracts" returned 21 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Congenital cataracts diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound.
 

Author(s): Po-Fan Chen, Pei-Yin Tsai, Yueh-Chin Cheng, Chung-Ta Lee, Chiung-Hsin Chang

Journal: Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug;54(4):461-2.

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2015

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Emerging issues in radiogenic cataracts and cardiovascular disease.
 

Author(s): Nobuyuki Hamada, Yuki Fujimichi, Toshiyasu Iwasaki, Noriko Fujii, Masato Furuhashi, Eri Kubo, Tohru Minamino, Takaharu Nomura, Hitoshi Sato

Journal: J. Radiat. Res.. 2014 Sep;55(5):831-46.

 

In 2011, the International Commission on Radiological Protection issued a statement on tissue reactions (formerly termed non-stochastic or deterministic effects) to recommend lowering the threshold for cataracts and the occupational equivalent dose limit for the crystalline lens of ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2014

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The effect of multivitamin/mineral supplements on age-related cataracts: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Li-Quan Zhao, Liang-Mao Li, Huang Zhu, Emptyyn Y The Epidemiological Evidence-Based Eye Disease Study Research Group

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Antioxidant vitamins supplements have been suggested as a strategy to decrease the risk of age-related cataract development. However, the results from observational studies and interventional trials of associations between antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E and cataract development ...

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2014

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Cataract Removal and Alzheimer's Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cataracts; Alzheimer's Disease

 

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2015

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Immediate Simultaneous Bilateral Cataract Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bilateral Cataract

 

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Last Updated: 22 Apr 2016

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