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Medical Reference Related to Cataracts

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Nd:YAG Laser Posterior Capsulotomy After Cataract Surgery

    Information on laser surgery called Nd:YAG posterior capsulotomy, an outpatient procedure for cataracts.

  4. 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.

  5. Cataracts - Surgery

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

  6. Cataracts - What Increases Your Risk

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

  7. Cataracts - Medications

    Learn about medications used to treat cataracts.

  8. Cataracts - Treatment Overview

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

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