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

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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A Novel Phenotype of a Hereditary Hemochromatosis Type 4 with Ferroportin-1 Mutation, Presenting with Juvenile Cataracts.
 

Author(s): Noriyuki Yamakawa, Kengo Oe, Naoichiro Yukawa, Kosaku Murakami, Ran Nakashima, Yoshitaka Imura, Hajime Yoshifuji, Koichiro Ohmura, Yasuo Miura, Naohisa Tomosugi, Hiroshi Kawabata, Akifumi Takaori-Kondo, Tsuneyo Mimori

Journal: Intern. Med.. ;55(18):2697-701.

 

Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is an inherited disorder usually seen in Northern Europeans, which results in iron overload syndrome. A few cases have also been reported in Japan. We herein report a Japanese man presenting with fever, arthritis, liver dysfunction, and hyperferritinemia ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2016

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Increased risk of ischemic heart disease among subjects with cataracts: A population-based cohort study.
 

Author(s): Wei-Syun Hu, Cheng-Li Lin, Shih-Sheng Chang, Ming-Fong Chen, Kuan-Cheng Chang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jul;95(28):e4119.

 

Association between cataract and the risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) development is not completely clear.

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2016

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The terms "Cataracts" returned 21 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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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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Last Updated: 30 Aug 2016

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