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

Height, weight and body mass index of children with congenital cataracts before surgical treatment.
 

Author(s): Jingjing Chen, Duoru Lin, Zhuoling Lin, Xiaoyan Li, Qianzhong Cao, Zhenzhen Liu, Erping Long, Xiaohang Wu, Li Zhang, Xiaojia Zhou, Lisha Wang, Jing Li, Jun Fu, Haotian Lin, Weirong Chen, Yizhi Liu

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To investigate the distribution of the height, weight and body mass index (BMI) of children with congenital cataracts (CC) before surgical treatment.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2017

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A novel missense mutation of Mip causes semi-dominant cataracts in the Nat mouse.
 

Author(s): Gou Takahashi, Sayaka Hasegawa, Yukiko Fukutomi, Chihiro Harada, Masamune Furugori, Yuta Seki, Yoshiaki Kikkawa, Kenta Wada

Journal: Exp. Anim.. 2017 Aug;66(3):271-282.

 

Major intrinsic protein of lens fiber (MIP) is one of the proteins essential for maintaining lens transparency while also contributing to dominant cataracts in humans. The Nodai cataract (Nat) mice harbor a spontaneous mutation in Mip and develop early-onset nuclear cataracts. The ...

Last Updated: 26 Apr 2017

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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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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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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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