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

Management of cataracts and ectopia lentis in children: Practice patterns of pediatric ophthalmologists in India.
 

Author(s): Vasudha Kemmanu, Pragnya Rathod, Harsha L Rao, Sumitha Muthu, Chaitra Jayadev

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Sep;65(9):818-825.

 

To analyze the current practice patterns of Indian pediatric ophthalmologists in the management of lens anomalies. This study was conducted in a tertiary eye care hospital and involved an online questionnaire survey for practicing pediatric ophthalmologists in India.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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Dominant ER Stress-Inducing WFS1 Mutations Underlie a Genetic Syndrome of Neonatal/Infancy-Onset Diabetes, Congenital Sensorineural Deafness, and Congenital Cataracts.
 

Author(s): Elisa De Franco, Sarah E Flanagan, Takuya Yagi, Damien Abreu, Jana Mahadevan, Matthew B Johnson, Garan Jones, Fernanda Acosta, Mphele Mulaudzi, Ngee Lek, Vera Oh, Oliver Petz, Richard Caswell, Sian Ellard, Fumihiko Urano, Andrew T Hattersley

Journal: Diabetes. 2017 07;66(7):2044-2053.

 

Neonatal diabetes is frequently part of a complex syndrome with extrapancreatic features: 18 genes causing syndromic neonatal diabetes have been identified to date. There are still patients with neonatal diabetes who have novel genetic syndromes. We performed exome sequencing in a ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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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