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  1. Hyperferritinemia Cataract Syndrome

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

  2. 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. ...

  3. Cataracts and Your Eyes

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

  4. Cataracts - Treatment Overview

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

  5. 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.

  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. Tips for Improving Vision When You Have Cataracts - Topic Overview

    Some of these tips might help you adapt to mild vision problems caused by cataracts. Reposition room lights and use window shades to avoid glare (on TV screens,computer screens). Use table or floor lamps for close reading and other fine work,moving them closer to work or reading areas. Use more lighting or higher-watt bulbs for steps and hallways. Keep your eyeglass lens prescription ...

  8. Cataracts - What Increases Your Risk

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

  9. 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.

  10. Cataracts - Medications

    Learn about medications used to treat cataracts.

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