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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 - Cause

    Learn about cataracts and what causes them.

  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 - 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Cataracts - Symptoms

    Not all cataracts impair vision or affect daily living. For those that do, common symptoms include: cloudy, fuzzy, foggy, or filmy vision, glare from lamps or the sun, difficulty driving at night due to glare from headlights.

  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 - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for cataracts include age, ethnicity, sex, and others.

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