Cataracts

Common Name(s)

Cataracts

Cataracts refer to the clouding of the lens of your eye. This commonly happens with age. The lens is a clear structure within the eye which people see through and that helps to focus light. Seeing with cataracts is much like seeing through a foggy window. Cataracts develop slowly, and may not cause serious problems at first. During this time, vision can be improved with better lighting and eyeglasses. However, cataracts may severely limit your ability to see over time. At this time, surgery may be required. Cataract surgery is generally regarded as a relatively safe and effective procedure.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cataracts" returned 381 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Molecular Genetic Analysis of Pakistani Families With Autosomal Recessive Congenital Cataracts by Homozygosity Screening.
 

Author(s): Jianjun Chen, Qiwei Wang, Patricia E Cabrera, Zilin Zhong, Wenmin Sun, Xiaodong Jiao, Yabin Chen, Gowthaman Govindarajan, Muhammad Asif Naeem, Shaheen N Khan, Muhammad Hassaan Ali, Muhammad Zaman Assir, Fawad Ur Rahman, Zaheeruddin A Qazi, Sheikh Riazuddin, Javed Akram, S Amer Riazuddin, J Fielding Hejtmancik

Journal: Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.. 2017 Apr;58(4):2207-2217.

 

To identify the genetic origins of autosomal recessive congenital cataracts (arCC) in the Pakistani population.

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2017

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Localization and diagnosis framework for pediatric cataracts based on slit-lamp images using deep features of a convolutional neural network.
 

Author(s): Xiyang Liu, Jiewei Jiang, Kai Zhang, Erping Long, Jiangtao Cui, Mingmin Zhu, Yingying An, Jia Zhang, Zhenzhen Liu, Zhuoling Lin, Xiaoyan Li, Jingjing Chen, Qianzhong Cao, Jing Li, Xiaohang Wu, Dongni Wang, Haotian Lin

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Slit-lamp images play an essential role for diagnosis of pediatric cataracts. We present a computer vision-based framework for the automatic localization and diagnosis of slit-lamp images by identifying the lens region of interest (ROI) and employing a deep learning convolutional ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2017

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Development of topical ophthalmic In Situ gel-forming estradiol delivery system intended for the prevention of age-related cataracts.
 

Author(s): Udaya K Kotreka, Vicki L Davis, Moji C Adeyeye

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The goal of this study was to develop and characterize an ion-activated in situ gel-forming estradiol (E2) solution eye drops intended for the prevention of age-related cataracts. Accordingly, in situ gelling eye drops were made using gellan gum as an ion-activated gel-forming polymer, ...

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2017

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The terms "Cataracts" returned 22 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Radiation-induced cataracts].
 

Author(s): Bjørn Helge Østerås, Kristin Jensen, Hilde Kjernlie Andersen, Anne Catrine T Martinsen

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The dose limit for the lens of the eye for occupationally exposed workers that is stipulated in the Norwegian Regulation on radiation protection is based on outdated threshold doses for radiation-induced cataracts. Recent studies have shown that injuries may occur at significantly ...

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2016

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Congenital cataracts diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound.
 

Author(s): Po-Fan Chen, Pei-Yin Tsai, Yueh-Chin Cheng, Chung-Ta Lee, Chiung-Hsin Chang

Journal: Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug;54(4):461-2.

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2015

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Emerging issues in radiogenic cataracts and cardiovascular disease.
 

Author(s): Nobuyuki Hamada, Yuki Fujimichi, Toshiyasu Iwasaki, Noriko Fujii, Masato Furuhashi, Eri Kubo, Tohru Minamino, Takaharu Nomura, Hitoshi Sato

Journal: J. Radiat. Res.. 2014 Sep;55(5):831-46.

 

In 2011, the International Commission on Radiological Protection issued a statement on tissue reactions (formerly termed non-stochastic or deterministic effects) to recommend lowering the threshold for cataracts and the occupational equivalent dose limit for the crystalline lens of ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2014

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Intraocular Lens Implantation Surgery vs Traditional Cataract Surgery
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cataract

 

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2017

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Non-genetic Risk Factors of Congenital Cataracts
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cataract

 

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2017

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Comparison of Minimal Invasive Lens Surgery and Traditional Cataract Surgery
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cataract

 

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2017

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