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A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. It affects your vision. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other. Common symptoms are

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Photograph of a cataract
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  1. Cataract (National Library of Medicine)  
    A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. It affects your vision. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age ... than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. A cataract can ...
  2. Cataracts Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Cataract Surgery Introduction A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. Cataracts are a common eye ... which translates these signals into images we see. Cataracts The lens of the eye is made of ...
  3. Cataract extraction; Cataract surgery ... Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure. This means you likely do not have to stay overnight at ...
  4. Facts about Cataract From the National Institutes of Health (National Eye Institute)  
    ... NEI Education Programs Training and Jobs Facts About Cataract Listen This information was developed by the National ... is the best person to answer specific questions. Cataract Defined What is a cataract? A cataract is ...
  5. Cataracts From the National Institutes of Health (National Eye Institute)  
    ... Research at NEI Education Programs Training and Jobs Cataracts Listen Cataracts Defined A cataract is a clouding of the ... Ethnicity 2010 U.S. Age-Specific Prevalence Rates for Cataract by Age, and Race/Ethnicity Age White Black ...
  6. Lens opacity; Age-related cataract ... appear blurry. This condition is known as a cataract. Factors that may speed cataract formation are: Diabetes ...
  7. Cataract - congenital ... Unlike most cataracts, which occur with aging, congenital cataracts are present at birth. Congenital cataracts are rare. In most patients, no ...
  8. ... OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Hypomyelination and congenital cataract On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... Reviewed July 2009 What is hypomyelination and congenital cataract? Hypomyelination and congenital cataract is an inherited condition ...
  9. ... Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Hyperferritinemia-cataract syndrome On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance ... Glossary definitions Reviewed August 2012 What is hyperferritinemia-cataract syndrome? Hyperferritinemia-cataract syndrome is a disorder characterized ...
  10. Cataract Surgery (American Academy of Ophthalmology)  
    ... Replacement Cataract Vision Simulator Pre-operative tests for cataract surgery Before surgery, the length of your eye ... surgeon calculate the correct IOL power. Medications and cataract surgery If you are having cataract surgery, be ...
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