Overview

A cataract is a dense, cloudy area that forms in the lens of the eye. It develops at a slow rate and eventually interferes with your vision. You might end up with cataracts in both eyes, but they usually don't form at the same time. Catara[read article]

Tests for Cataract

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A standard ophthalmic exam is a comprehensive series of tests done by an ophthalmologist , a doctor specializing in eye health, to check both your vision and the he...  More
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Diseases of the eye can be difficult to diagnose during a general physical examination. A doctor who specializes in treating eye problems (ophthalmologist) is bette...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Ophthalmoscopy is usually part of a routine eye test to screen for eye diseases. It looks at the back of the eye. The back of the eye is called the fundus. It consi...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Cataract

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Phacoemulsification
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Cataract surgery is used to remove the damaged lens of the eye and replace it with a functional (typically artificial) lens. Cataract surgery is a routine and safe ...  More
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Intraocular Lens Implant
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Intracapsular Cataract Extraction with Insertion of Intraocular Lens
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Cataract surgery is used to remove the damaged lens of the eye and replace it with a functional (typically artificial) lens. Cataract surgery is a routine and safe ...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Cataract What's this?

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Lutein and zeaxanthin are found in high levels in foods such as green vegetables, egg yolk, kiwi fruit, grapes, orange juice, zucchini, squash, and corn. For some c...  More
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Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin, which is involved in vital metabolic processes in the body and is necessary for normal cell function, growth, and energy prod...  More
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