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

A novel P20R mutation in the alpha-B crystallin gene causes autosomal dominant congenital posterior polar cataracts in a Chinese family.
 

Author(s): Xin-Yi Xia, Qiu-Yue Wu, Li-Mei An, Wei-Wei Li, Na Li, Tian-Fu Li, Cui Zhang, Ying-Xia Cui, Xiao-Jun Li, Chun-Yan Xue

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To identify the genetic defects and investigate the possible mechanism of cataract genesis in a five-generation family with autosomal dominant congenital posterior polar cataracts.

Last Updated: 18 Sep 2014

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Exome sequencing of 18 Chinese families with congenital cataracts: a new sight of the NHS gene.
 

Author(s): Wenmin Sun, Xueshan Xiao, Shiqiang Li, Xiangming Guo, Qingjiong Zhang

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The aim of this study was to investigate the mutation spectrum and frequency of 34 known genes in 18 Chinese families with congenital cataracts.

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2014

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A novel HSF4 gene mutation causes autosomal-dominant cataracts in a Chinese family.
 

Author(s): Huibin Lv, Chen Huang, Jing Zhang, Ziyuan Liu, Zhike Zhang, Haining Xu, Yuchen You, Jinping Hu, Xuemin Li, Wei Wang

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Congenital cataracts are a significant cause of visual impairment or blindness in children. One-third of cases estimated to have a genetic cause. We carried out gene analysis and bioinformatics analysis to map the locus and to identify the underlying genetic defect in a 12-member, ...

Last Updated: 19 May 2014

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The terms "Cataracts" returned 20 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Prevention and management of cataracts in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis.
 

Author(s): Sheila Angeles-Han, Steven Yeh

Journal: Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2012 Apr;14(2):142-9.

 

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-associated uveitis can be associated with vision-compromising complications such as cataracts, glaucoma, synechiae, and band keratopathy. Of these, cataracts are one of the most common sequelae of JIA-associated uveitis and can result in significant ...

Last Updated: 9 Mar 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: 11 Nov 2014

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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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