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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. Cataracts - Health Tools

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

  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 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.

  7. Cataracts - What Increases Your Risk

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

  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 - Home Treatment

    If you have cataracts, these tips and vision aids may help you manage your vision problems and avoid or delay surgery: Tips for improving vision include repositioning lights or, if you wear them, updating the prescription for your eyeglasses or contact le

  10. Cataracts - Surgery

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

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