• Lens changes were significantly less in galactose-fed dogs treated with either 10 or 16 mg kg -1 M79175 and no cataract formation was observed in 3 of 6 galactose-fed dogs treated with 16 mg kg -1 M79175. (elsevier.com)
  • These observations cofirm that aldose reductase plays a key role in initiating cataract formation in galactose-fed dogs and that cataract formation can be prevented by adequate inhibition of aldose reductase. (elsevier.com)
  • Reuters Health) - People who get new lenses implanted during cataract surgery may not only see better but also experience better sleep, suggests a new study of how light entering the eye regulates the body's internal clock. (medscape.com)
  • Certain drugs are also implicated in cataract development. (everything2.com)
  • Researchers have looked at the link between statins and cataracts before with mixed results. (foxnews.com)
  • About 20 million people are blind due to cataracts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Epidemiologic models estimate that there are approximately 30 million blind people in the world, 50 percent of whom are blind due to cataracts [ 3 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • The findings of this study could have significant impact, particularly for the aging population globally by suggesting that simple dietary changes such as increased intake of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthier diet could help protect them from cataracts," Dr. Chris Hammond, professor of ophthalmology at King's College, consultant eye surgeon and lead author of the study, said in a statement. (healthline.com)
  • Several studies show increased cataract formation in patients with higher alcohol consumption compared with people who have lower or no alcohol consumption. (aoa.org)
  • The word "Cataract" comes for the Greek for waterfall . (everything2.com)
  • to the naked eye of an observer, the foamy white opacity of an advanced cataract, seen through the pupil, resembles the turbulent water of a waterfall. (uptodate.com)
  • 2. waterfall , falls , rapids , cascade , torrent , deluge , downpour , Niagara There was an impressive cataract at the end of the glen. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Cataracts can arise as an effect of exposure to various types of radiation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Studies show an increased chance of cataract formation with unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. (aoa.org)
  • The lens of the human eye is particularly affected by waves with a frequency of 3000 MHz, and repeated and extended exposure can result in cataracts. (britannica.com)
  • When the researchers analyzed their data, they found that the cataract patients experienced less of an increase in melatonin, a hormone that rises as night approaches, in response to light exposure compared to the controls. (medscape.com)
  • Since cataracts can be caused by UV exposure, wear visors and sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection. (uhc.com)
  • The most common and effective treatment for cataracts is surgery. (familydoctor.org)
  • Another statin expert said that even if cataract risk was increased by a small amount, the substantial benefits of statin therapy would continue to outweigh the risks, especially since treatment for cataracts is extremely safe and effective. (forbes.com)