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Cataracts Health Center

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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 and Your Eyes

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

  4. Cataracts - Cause

    Learn about cataracts and what causes them.

  5. Cataracts - Health Tools

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

  6. 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

  7. Cataracts - Surgery

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

  8. Cataracts - Treatment Overview

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

  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 - 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.

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