Medical research

New laser system shows promise for cataract surgery

(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine trying to cut by hand a perfect circle roughly one-third the size of a penny. Then consider that instead of a sheet of paper, you're working with a scalpel and a thin, elastic, transparent layer of ...

Ophthalmology

Preventing secondary cataract

Scientists may have found a way to prevent complications from surgery to treat cataract, the world's leading cause of blindness. The study was part-funded by eye research charity Fight for Sight and is published by a research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The world's most common operation

As many as 10 million people around the world suffer from cataracts. Thomas Kohnen of the Goethe University in Frankfurt and his coauthors discuss cataract surgery with the implantation of an artificial lens in the current ...

Medications

Anti-depressants bring higher risk of developing cataracts

Some anti-depressant drugs are associated with an increased chance of developing cataracts, according to a new statistical study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute ...

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