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 349 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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Expression and function of PDGF-α in columnar epithelial cells of age-related cataracts patients.
 

Author(s): J Wei, H Tang, Z Q Xu, B Li, L Q Xie, G X Xu

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We studied the expression and function of platelet-derived growth factor A (PDGF-α) in the lens epithelial cells of cataracts patients. Ninety age-related cataracts patients were recruited in our hospital between January 2012 and January 2014. The expression levels of platelet-derived ...

Last Updated: 5 Nov 2015

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Long-Term Visual Outcomes of Secondary Intraocular Lens Implantation in Children with Congenital Cataracts.
 

Author(s): Xianfang Rong, Yinghong Ji, Yanwen Fang, Yongxiang Jiang, Yi Lu

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term visual outcomes and factors affecting visual results in children undergoing secondary intraocular lens (IOL) implantation following primary congenital cataract extraction.

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2015

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The terms "Cataracts" returned 20 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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

Author(s): Heather Casparis, Kristina Lindsley, Irene C Kuo, Shameema Sikder, Neil B 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: 14 Jun 2012

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A Randomized Study in Children Ages Birth Through Three Years Undergoing Unilateral Cataract Extraction With or Without Lens Replacement
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Unilateral Cataract Extraction; Congenital Cataract

 

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2015

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Clinical and Genetic Studies of Families With Congenital or Hereditary Cataracts
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cataract

 

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2015

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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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