Cataracts

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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 408 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A multipronged approach to prevent Argentinian flag sign in intumescent cataracts.
 

Author(s): Deepika Dhingra, Monika Balyan, Chintan Malhotra, Vikash Rohilla, Vaneet Jakhar, Arun Kumar Jain

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 09;66(9):1304-1306.

 

In this communication, we describe a technique for creation of a single stage, adequately sized capsulorrhexis in intumescent cataracts by depressurizing the anterior and posterior intralenticular compartments in a nonleaky anterior chamber (AC) to prevent capsulorrhexis extension ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A case report of Werner's syndrome with bilateral juvenile cataracts.
 

Author(s): Chun-Li Chen, Jia-Song Yang, Xiang Zhang, Tian Tian, Rui Zeng, Guan-Hong Zhang, Xin-Guo Jia

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To report a case of Werner's syndrome with bilateral juvenile cataracts.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Comparison of anterior segment measurements using Sirius Topographer and Nidek Axial Length-Scan with assessing repeatability in patients with cataracts.
 

Author(s): Resat Duman, Ersan Çetinkaya, Rahmi Duman, Mustafa Dogan, Mehmet Cem Sabaner

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar;66(3):402-406.

 

The purpose of this study is to evaluate anterior segment measurements obtained using CSO Sirius Topographer (CSO, Firenze, Italy) and Nidek Axial Length (AL)-Scan (Nidek CO., Gamagori, Japan).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Cataracts" returned 27 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparison of efficacy between coaxial microincision and standard-incision phacoemulsification in patients with age-related cataracts: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Lijun Wang, Xiao Xiao, Lin Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jianming Wang, Aiyi Zhou, Jianchao Wang, Qian Wu

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Incision size plays a critical role in the efficacy of cataract surgery, but the available evidence on ideal incision size is inconsistent. In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of coaxial microincisional phacoemulsification surgery (MICS) compared with ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Age-related cataracts: Role of unfolded protein response, Ca mobilization, epigenetic DNA modifications, and loss of Nrf2/Keap1 dependent cytoprotection.
 

Author(s): Palsamy Periyasamy, Toshimichi Shinohara

Journal: Prog Retin Eye Res. 2017 Sep;60():1-19.

 

Age-related cataracts are closely associated with lens chronological aging, oxidation, calcium imbalance, hydration and crystallin modifications. Accumulating evidence indicates that misfolded proteins are generated in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) by most cataractogenic stresses. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Nrf2 as a target for prevention of age-related and diabetic cataracts by against oxidative stress.
 

Author(s): Xiu-Fen Liu, Ji-Long Hao, Tian Xie, Tayyab Hamid Malik, Cheng-Bo Lu, Cong Liu, Chang Shu, Cheng-Wei Lu, Dan-Dan Zhou

Journal: Aging Cell. 2017 Oct;16(5):934-942.

 

Cataract is one of the most important causes of blindness worldwide, with age-related cataract being the most common one. Agents preventing cataract formation are urgently required. Substantial evidences point out aggravated oxidative stress as a vital factor for cataract formation. ...

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Last Updated: 10 Sep 2018

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Intraocular Lens Implantation Surgery vs Traditional Cataract Surgery
 

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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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