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

Comparison of anterior segment measurements using Sirius Topographer and Nidek Axial Length-Scan with assessing repeatability in patients with cataracts.
 

Author(s): Resat Duman, Ersan Çetinkaya, Rahmi Duman, Mustafa Dogan, Mehmet Cem Sabaner

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar;66(3):402-406.

 

The purpose of this study is to evaluate anterior segment measurements obtained using CSO Sirius Topographer (CSO, Firenze, Italy) and Nidek Axial Length (AL)-Scan (Nidek CO., Gamagori, Japan).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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The terms "Cataracts" returned 26 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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Nrf2 as a target for prevention of age-related and diabetic cataracts by against oxidative stress.
 

Author(s): Xiu-Fen Liu, Ji-Long Hao, Tian Xie, Tayyab Hamid Malik, Cheng-Bo Lu, Cong Liu, Chang Shu, Cheng-Wei Lu, Dan-Dan Zhou

Journal: Aging Cell. 2017 Oct;16(5):934-942.

 

Cataract is one of the most important causes of blindness worldwide, with age-related cataract being the most common one. Agents preventing cataract formation are urgently required. Substantial evidences point out aggravated oxidative stress as a vital factor for cataract formation. ...

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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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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