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:

Effects of cataracts on flicker electroretinograms recorded with RETeval™ system: new mydriasis-free ERG device.
 

Author(s): Gen Miura, Yosuke Nakamura, Eiju Sato, Shuichi Yamamoto

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of cataracts on the flicker electroretinograms (ERGs) recorded with the RETeval™ system under mydriatic-free conditions.

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2016

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Objective Assessment of Nuclear and Cortical Cataracts through Scheimpflug Images: Agreement with the LOCS III Scale.
 

Author(s): Alberto Domínguez-Vicent, Ulrika Birkeldh, Carl-Gustaf Laurell, Laurell Carl-Gustaf, Maria Nilson, Rune Brautaset

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To assess nuclear and cortical opacities through the objective analysis of Scheimpflug images, and to check the correlation with the Lens Opacity Classification System III (LOCS III).

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2016

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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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The terms "Cataracts" returned 20 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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Immediate Simultaneous Bilateral Cataract Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bilateral Cataract

 

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2016

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Last Updated: 30 Aug 2016

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