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

Mutations in MAB21L2 result in ocular Coloboma, microcornea and cataracts.
 

Author(s): Brett Deml, Ariana Kariminejad, Razieh H R Borujerdi, Sanaa Muheisen, Linda M Reis, Elena V Semina

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Ocular coloboma results from abnormal embryonic development and is often associated with additional ocular and systemic features. Coloboma is a highly heterogeneous disorder with many cases remaining unexplained. Whole exome sequencing from two cousins affected with dominant coloboma ...

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2015

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Congenital cataracts: de novo gene conversion event in CRYBB2.
 

Author(s): Sarah J Garnai, Jeroen R Huyghe, David M Reed, Kathleen M Scott, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Michael Boehnke, Julia E Richards, Robert Ritch, Hemant Pawar

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To identify the cause of congenital cataracts in a consanguineous family of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2014

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A peroxisomal disorder of severe intellectual disability, epilepsy, and cataracts due to fatty acyl-CoA reductase 1 deficiency.
 

Author(s): Rebecca Buchert, Hasan Tawamie, Christopher Smith, Steffen Uebe, A Micheil Innes, Bassam Al Hallak, Arif B Ekici, Heinrich Sticht, Bernd Schwarze, Ryan E Lamont, Jillian S Parboosingh, Francois P Bernier, Rami Abou Jamra

Journal: Am. J. Hum. Genet.. 2014 Nov;95(5):602-10.

 

Rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata (RCDP) is a group of disorders with overlapping clinical features including rhizomelia, chondrodysplasia punctata, coronal clefts, cervical dysplasia, congenital cataracts, profound postnatal growth retardation, severe intellectual disability, ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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The terms "Cataracts" returned 19 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: 19 Mar 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: 3 Jun 2014

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