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  1. 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. ...

  2. Hyperferritinemia Cataract Syndrome

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

  3. Cataracts - When To Call a Doctor

    If you have cataracts, call your doctor immediately if you have severe eye pain or a sudden change in your vision.

  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 - Treatment Overview

    Cataract surgery is a common procedure. It involves removing the natural lens of the eye, which contains the cataract.

  6. Cataracts - What Happens

    Cataracts may remain small and may not be noticeable. They often do not seriously affect vision, and many cataracts do not need to be removed. Some cataracts grow larger or denser over time, causing severe vision changes.

  7. 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

  8. Cataracts - Topic Overview

    What is a cataract? A cataract is a painless, cloudy area in the lens of the eye that blocks the passage of light to the retina.

  9. Cataracts - Surgery

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

  10. Cataracts - Cause

    Learn about cataracts and what causes them.

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