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Cataracts

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Normal

Abnormal
  • The lense of the eye is normally clear. When it becomes clouded over by thickened tissue, usually in old age, it is called a cataract.

  • Slowly blurring vision over months or years

  • Old age -- causes most cases
  • Intrauterine infections
  • Genetic disease
  • Corticosteroid medications
  • Eye trauma
  • Diabetes
  • Uveitis (an eye disease)
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Heavy alcohol Consumption

  • Ophthalmoscope (eye exam)
  • Hand held illuminator
  • Slitlamp

  • Surgical cataract removal with lens replacement




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