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    1. 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.

    2. Cataracts - What Increases Your Risk

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

    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 - 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

    5. Cataracts - Health Tools

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

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. Cataracts - Cause

      Learn about cataracts and what causes them.

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