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  1. Cataracts and Your Eyes

    Learn more about your eyes and cataracts, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

  2. Hyperferritinemia Cataract Syndrome

    WebMD discusses hyperferritinemia cataract syndrome as well as symptoms and treatments.

  3. Cataracts

    Cataracts are abnormalities in the lens of the eye that cause a loss of transparency (opacity). They can occur either in one or in both eyes,and are quite common in the elderly. Congenital cataracts affect infants or young children and are considered to be a rare birth defect. Cataracts tend to cause cloudy vision,and,in many cases,may result in blindness when left untreated. ...

  4. Cataract Surgery

    The lens of the eye is enclosed in a lining called the lens capsule. Extracapsular surgery, also called extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE), involves removing the lens with the cataract from the lens capsule.

  5. Cataracts - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding cataract surgery.

  6. Cataracts - Medications

    Learn about medications used to treat cataracts.

  7. Cataracts - Cause

    Learn about cataracts and what causes them.

  8. Cataracts - Exams and Tests

    Diagnosis of cataracts is based on a medical history and physical examination. Often tests are used to: Confirm the presence of a cataract. Rule out other conditions that may be causing vision loss. For more information, see the topics Vision Tests, Ophth

  9. Nd:YAG Laser Posterior Capsulotomy After Cataract Surgery

    Information on laser surgery called Nd:YAG posterior capsulotomy, an outpatient procedure for cataracts.

  10. Cataracts - Surgery

    Surgery for a cataract involves removing the natural lens of the eye that contains the cataract.

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