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 - What Increases Your Risk
Risk factors for cataracts include age, ethnicity, sex, and others.
Nd:YAG Laser Posterior Capsulotomy After Cataract Surgery
Information on laser surgery called Nd:YAG posterior capsulotomy, an outpatient procedure for cataracts.
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
Cataracts - Health Tools
This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding cataract surgery.
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.
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.
Cataracts - Cause
Learn about cataracts and what causes them.