Cataracts - What Increases Your Risk
Risk factors for cataracts include age, ethnicity, sex, and others.
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.
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 - 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.
Cataracts - Health Tools
This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding cataract surgery.
Nd:YAG Laser Posterior Capsulotomy for Cataracts
Information on laser surgery called Nd:YAG posterior capsulotomy, an outpatient procedure for cataracts.
Cataracts - Treatment Overview
Cataract surgery is a common procedure. It involves removing the natural lens of the eye, which contains the cataract.