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  • excellent
  • they account for about 90% of total lens protein, have a key role in lens transparency, and thus represent excellent candidate genes for inherited cataract. (bmj.com)
  • symptoms
  • However, as cataracts worsen, vision symptoms increase. (aoa.org)
  • Symptoms include life-threatening illnesses such as jaundice, hepatosplenomegaly (enlarged spleen and liver), hypoglycemia, renal tubular dysfunction, muscle hypotonia (decreased tone and muscle strength), sepsis (presence of harmful bacteria and their toxins in tissues), and cataract among others. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although treatment for galactosemic infants is a strict galactose-free diet, endogenous (internal) production of galactose can cause symptoms such as long-term morbidity, presenile development of cataract, renal failure, cirrhosis, and cognitive, neurologic, and female reproductive complications. (wikipedia.org)
  • word cataract
  • To the uninformed patient the word cataract strikes a note of fear and it may be necessary to explain that opacities in the lens are extremely common in elderly people. (springer.com)
  • Although the word cataract to describe this condition has been part of the English language since only the 15th century, the eye disease has been recognized and surgically treated since ancient times. (medicinenet.com)
  • opaque
  • It is only when the opaque lens fibres reach the stage of significantly interfering with the vision that the name 'cataract' is applied. (springer.com)
  • Until the mid 1700s cataracts were believed to be caused by the flow of opaque materials into the eye. (everything2.com)
  • phacoemulsification
  • Phacoemulsification is the most commonly performed cataract procedure in the developed world. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although it requires a larger incision and the use of stitches, the conventional method may be indicated for patients with very hard cataracts or other situations in which phacoemulsification is problematic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bilateral
  • Usually, these types of cataracts are bilateral, although one eye may be more affected than the other. (britannica.com)
  • Congenital cataracts may be unilateral or bilateral. (wikipedia.org)
  • A basic laboratory evaluation for bilateral cataracts of unknown cause in apparently healthy children includes: - Urine test for reducing substance, galactose 1-phosphate uridyltransferase, galactokinase, amino acids - Infectious diseases: TORCH and varicella titers, VDRL - Serum calcium, phosphorus, glucose and ferritin In general, the younger the child, the greater the urgency in removing the cataract, because of the risk of amblyopia. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2000
  • A recent 2000 study in Munich, Germany analyzed the activity levels of the GALE enzyme in various tissues and cells in patients with cataract. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cataract recorded their first full-length album Golem with producer Alessandro Azzali in April 2000, the Ferret Music label got to listen to it and released Golem onto the hardcore punk/metal community in December that year. (wikipedia.org)
  • Onset
  • The early onset of cataract is the main clinical manifestation of Type II galactosemics, most likely due to the high concentration of galactitol found in this population. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgeries
  • DeHaven has performed over 50,000 cataract surgeries, and has provided the best in cataract treatment and technology to East Texans for over 50 years. (kltv.com)
  • glare
  • Typical age-related cataracts can cause cloudy vision, glare, colour vision problems, changes in eyeglass prescription, and, rarely, double vision (only in the affected eye). (britannica.com)
  • dense
  • While participating in an ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital program in Trujillo, Peru, and operating on an elderly patient with a dense cataract under peribulbar anesthesia, James Lehmann, MD, encountered iris prolapse as soon as he made the paracentesis. (modernmedicine.com)
  • Head-to-head trials of MSICS vs phaco in dense cataracts have found no difference in outcomes, but shorter operating time and significantly lower costs with MSICS. (wikipedia.org)
  • vision
  • How do cataracts affect vision? (nih.gov)
  • Poor vision caused by cataracts may also result in an increased risk of falling and depression . (wikipedia.org)
  • However, if the lens is clouded by a cataract, light is scattered so the lens can no longer focus it properly, causing vision problems. (aoa.org)
  • In age-related cataracts, changes in vision can be very gradual. (aoa.org)
  • Visual acuity measurement to determine to what extent a cataract may be limiting clear distance and near vision. (aoa.org)
  • These cataracts can exist in isolation or in any combination with each other, and each can cause a wide spectrum of vision problems, from unnoticeable to blinding. (britannica.com)
  • If the opacity is severe enough to affect vision, it is called a cataract. (britannica.com)
  • Some people have cataracts that stop growing at an early stage of development and do not interfere with their vision. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Cataract was associated with approximately 50 percent of cases of low vision. (uptodate.com)
  • Vision loss from cataracts frequently results in patients tripping and falling over objects that they could not see. (docshop.com)
  • Although many cataracts are not significant enough to require treatment, surgical removal of cataracts is usually safe and effective, resulting in improvement of vision. (medicinenet.com)
  • Poor vision caused by cataracts may also result in an increased risk of falling and depression. (wikipedia.org)
  • Congenital cataract are responsible for nearly 10% of all vision loss in children world wide. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nepean River
  • The Nepean project consisted of the construction of a weir across the Nepean River to divert of the rivers Cataract, Cordeaux, Avon and Nepean, to the Prospect Reservoir. (wikipedia.org)
  • search
  • This information was developed by the National Eye Institute to help patients and their families search for general information about cataracts. (nih.gov)
  • 1937
  • Buzz Holmstrom made a solo trip through Cataract Canyon and Grand Canyon in 1937, eventually ending at the newly constructed Hoover Dam. (wikipedia.org)