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A '''cataract''' is a clouding of the lens in the [[eye]].  Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all people in the United States either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.
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A '''cataract''' is a clouding of the lens in the [[eye]].  Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all people in the United States either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.{[fact}}
  
 
Common symptoms are
 
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* Frequent prescription changes in your eye wear
 
* Frequent prescription changes in your eye wear
  
Cataracts usually develop slowly. New glasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses can help at first. Surgery is also an option. It involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet sunlight may help to delay cataracts.<ref>http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cataract.html</ref>
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Cataracts usually develop slowly. New glasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses can help at first. [[cataract surgery|Surgery]] is also an option. It involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block [[ultraviolet light|ultraviolet sunlight]] may help to delay cataracts.<ref>http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cataract.html</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 20:42, 10 July 2007

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all people in the United States either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.{[fact}}

Common symptoms are

  • Blurry vision
  • Colors that seem faded
  • Glare
  • Not being able to see well at night
  • Double vision
  • Frequent prescription changes in your eye wear

Cataracts usually develop slowly. New glasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses can help at first. Surgery is also an option. It involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet sunlight may help to delay cataracts.[1]

References

  1. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cataract.html