30 per cent do not realise cataracts
can cause cloudy vision
Affecting tens of millions of people worldwide, cataracts
cause the lens of the eye to become progressively cloudy, and when left untreated, can lead to total blindness.
are changes in clarity of the natural lens inside the eye that gradually degrade visual quality.
are the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the world and its two main risk factors are age and diabetes, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Research; This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was designed to test whether long-term multivitamin supplementation affects the incidence of cataract
or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a large cohort of men.
The DoH's Action on Cataracts
' report led to a nationwide revolution in the way in which the patient-pathway for cataract
surgery was to be re-organised.
The study, led by Dr Darwin Minassian from the Institute of Ophthalmology at University College, London, was based on a random sample of 1,500 people 65 and above with cataracts
They're high in lutein, a carotenoid that may forestall cataracts
are the most common cause of blindness and visual dysfunction in the world.
5 times as likely to develop cataracts
as men with low tibial lead (bone lead is a measure of long-term lead exposure).
The Institute conducts free cataract
screenings, and its Web site offers a wealth of cataract
and vision-related information and online registration for new patients.
Being diagnosed with cataracts
does not always mean that surgery is immediately required.
Worldwide markets are poised to achieve continuing growth as the aging population worldwide develops cataracts
and need surgery.
SMOKING MAY lead to the development of cataracts
in the ageing population, according to a new study.
Importantly, the system's sophisticated phacofragmentation techniques allow for the easy removal of all grades of cataracts
while leading to a significant reduction in, and in some cases the complete elimination of, the use of ultrasound energy.