Hyperferritinemia Cataract Syndrome
WebMD discusses hyperferritinemia cataract syndrome as well as symptoms and treatments.
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. ...
Cataracts and Your Eyes
Learn more about your eyes and cataracts, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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.
Cataracts and Ultraviolet Light - Topic Overview
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, such as sunlight, is absorbed by the lens of the eye and can lead to the formation of chemicals called free radicals inside the lens. Over time, free radicals may damage the lens, causing cataracts.People exposed to excessive amounts of sunlight because of their profession (such as agricultural workers), geographic area (such as sunny parts of the country), or use of tanning booths or sunlamps may be more likely to form cataracts.It is not known for sure whether reducing UV exposure helps prevent cataracts.
Cataracts - Surgery
Surgery for a cataract involves removing the natural lens of the eye that contains the cataract.
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.
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
Cataracts - Treatment Overview
Cataract surgery is a common procedure. It involves removing the natural lens of the eye, which contains the cataract.
Cataracts - Medications
Learn about medications used to treat cataracts.