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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The terms "Cataracts" returned 367 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Molecular Genetic Analysis of Pakistani Families With Autosomal Recessive Congenital Cataracts by Homozygosity Screening.
 

Author(s): Jianjun Chen, Qiwei Wang, Patricia E Cabrera, Zilin Zhong, Wenmin Sun, Xiaodong Jiao, Yabin Chen, Gowthaman Govindarajan, Muhammad Asif Naeem, Shaheen N Khan, Muhammad Hassaan Ali, Muhammad Zaman Assir, Fawad Ur Rahman, Zaheeruddin A Qazi, Sheikh Riazuddin, Javed Akram, S Amer Riazuddin, J Fielding Hejtmancik

Journal: Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.. 2017 Apr;58(4):2207-2217.

 

To identify the genetic origins of autosomal recessive congenital cataracts (arCC) in the Pakistani population.

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2017

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Mutations in INPP5K, Encoding a Phosphoinositide 5-Phosphatase, Cause Congenital Muscular Dystrophy with Cataracts and Mild Cognitive Impairment.
 

Author(s): Manuela Wiessner, Andreas Roos, Christopher J Munn, Ranjith Viswanathan, Tamieka Whyte, Dan Cox, Benedikt Schoser, Caroline Sewry, Helen Roper, Rahul Phadke, Chiara Marini Bettolo, Rita Barresi, Richard Charlton, Carsten G Bönnemann, Osório Abath Neto, Umbertina C Reed, Edmar Zanoteli, Cristiane Araújo Martins Moreno, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Rolf Stucka, Christian De Goede, Tamiris Borges da Silva, Denisa Hathazi, Margherita Dell'Aica, René P Zahedi, Simone Thiele, Juliane Müller, Helen Kingston, Susanna Müller, Elizabeth Curtis, Maggie C Walter, Tim M Strom, Volker Straub, Kate Bushby, Francesco Muntoni, Laura E Swan, Hanns Lochmüller, Jan Senderek

Journal: Am. J. Hum. Genet.. 2017 Mar;100(3):523-536.

 

Phosphoinositides are small phospholipids that control diverse cellular downstream signaling events. Their spatial and temporal availability is tightly regulated by a set of specific lipid kinases and phosphatases. Congenital muscular dystrophies are hereditary disorders characterized ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2017

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Interocular anatomical and visual functional differences in pediatric patients with unilateral cataracts.
 

Author(s): Erping Long, Jingjing Chen, Zhenzhen Liu, Zhuoling Lin, Qianzhong Cao, Xiayin Zhang, Xiaoyan Li, Lixia Luo, Haotian Lin, Weirong Chen, Yizhi Liu

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Congenital cataracts are often complicated by anterior segment dysgenesis. This study aims to compare bilateral anterior segment parameters, macular thickness, and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in pediatric cataract patients at 3 months after unilateral cataract extraction ...

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2016

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The terms "Cataracts" returned 22 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Radiation-induced cataracts].
 

Author(s): Bjørn Helge Østerås, Kristin Jensen, Hilde Kjernlie Andersen, Anne Catrine T Martinsen

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The dose limit for the lens of the eye for occupationally exposed workers that is stipulated in the Norwegian Regulation on radiation protection is based on outdated threshold doses for radiation-induced cataracts. Recent studies have shown that injuries may occur at significantly ...

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2016

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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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 23 May 2017

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Immediate Simultaneous Bilateral Cataract Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bilateral Cataract

 

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2016

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Corneal Protect Used During Cataract Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cataract

 

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2015

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