Cataract Links & Resources
Children's Hospital in Boston offers advice to parents with children undergoing cataract surgery. It also describes how to prepare for and recover from the surgery.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists seeks to educate the general public about eye health. This particular page discusses what to expect before, after, and during cataract surgery.
All About Vision provides detailed information, including pictures and videos, on the process of cataract surgery. Those wishing to know the technicalities of cataract surgery should check this site.
For detailed answers to many common questions about cataracts and cataract surgery, check out MedecineNet.com. The site answers questions about the actual surgical process and about the symptoms of cataracts.
The Mayo Clinic discusses what a cataract is, which doctors treat cataract problems, and why cataract surgery is performed. A video relating to cataract surgery is also available.
With its numerous links to information on cataracts in general, cataract treatment in specific, and the details of the actual treatment and recovery after surgery, CataractSurgery.com is an invaluable resource.
People looking for an ophthalmologist in their area may want to check out Health Grades' extensive directory. It offers information on doctors in nearly every state in the US.
Prevent Blindness in America gives links to several different sites providing ophthalmologist directories. The site also offers users with information on different eye problems, including cataracts.
The National Eye Institute provides tips for those engaged in searching for a good ophthalmologist. Although information is not targeted at cataract sufferers, they will likely find this site useful.
Wikipedia gives a detailed explanation of cataract surgery. The site includes pictures, descriptions of different types of cataract surgery, and links to more information on the procedure.
Another Wikipedia page informs users about cataracts - what they are, how they develop, how to know if you have one, and how they are prevented and treated.
About Cataract Surgery gives a wide array of information on cataract surgery. In addition to describing the procedure and types of lenses used, it gives a directory of cataract surgeons.
The National Eye Institute describes cataracts, their symptoms, and the different types of cataracts. In addition, it provides information on knowing whether or not you are at risk for cataracts.
Locate A Doc provides a directory of cataract surgeons. Users will need to put cataracts in the specialty box of the search engine, include city and state, and then search.
According to Doc Shop, half of Americans will, by the time they are 80, develop cataracts. In order to help these individuals, the site provides detailed information on cataracts.
The official webpage of Angeles Vision Clinic answers the question, "What is a cataract?" This site contains information that will help educate uniformed cataract surgery patients.
About.com helps patients suffering from cataracts understand their condition. The article discusses, among other things, the causes, types, and risks associated with cataracts.
Another About.com article focuses on explaining cataracts and what causes them, knowing when you have cataracts, and what to expect when you undergo cataract surgery.
Macular degeneration is a common problem developed after cataract surgery. The Eye Digest seeks to address this issue as well as answer questions about this common disease.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology published this debate on the causes of cataracts. The question addressed is whether cataracts are developed due to genetics or to environmental issues.
MedPage Today seeks to counter the common claim that risks for macular degeneration increases after cataracts. Those concerned about the supposed risks of macular degeneration should check out this site.
Those interested in an in-depth description of cataract surgery techniques and procedures may want to check out this page offered by Clinica Reinoso in Colombia.
UW Health claims to offer top cataract care. Those individuals suffering from cataracts and living in the Wisconsin area should take a look at this site.
Wikipedia explains the intraocular lens, the lens involved in cataract surgery procedures. Although a fairly technical explanation, many cataract sufferers may find this page useful.
Although a company targeted primarily at providing physicians with surgical implements, Alcon may be of interest to those who want to fully understand the cataract surgery procedure.
This article by Star Surgical may interest individuals who suffer from both cataracts and astigmatism. Star Surgical offers information on the combined treatment of these two issues.
E Medicine Health offers in-depth information on the how's and why's of cataracts. It focuses on how cataracts develop and why sufferers need to get their cataracts treated.
Wrong Diagnosis gives a detailed list of cataract symptoms, as well as symptoms of other diseases. Individuals wondering whether they have cataracts should check out this list.
WebMD describes what causes cataracts and includes information on four different types of cataracts. The site also provides information on the symptoms and diagnosis of cataracts and on cataract surgery.
For those looking for a good ophthalmologist to treat their cataracts, DocShop may provide the answers. Users select a doctor's specialty and then enter their zip code.
If you are wondering how to know whether or not you should have surgery and need information on the risks of living with cataracts, check out this information posted on the Eye Digest.
Those about to undergo cataract surgery may want to look into pricing information and statistics beforehand in order to make informed choices. This site offers helpful information.
Those individuals wondering how they can afford cataract surgery should check out this site. It offers information on pricing and hints on paying the bill.
The home site of the ASCRS (The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) offers information of interest to those researching cataracts and cataract surgery.
This page addresses a new development in cataract surgery, the AcrySof IQ ReSTOR lens. Supposedly, this new lens allows cataract sufferers to permanently stop wearing their glasses.
Although many people view cataracts as primarily an adult problem, children can also develop them. Cleveland Clinic offers information on what to do if your child has cataracts.
People commonly misperceive cataracts as solely a human problem. Animals, however, develop cataracts as well. Owners of animals with symptoms may want to look at Animal Eye Care.
Pet Education offers a page under Dog Articles on what to do if your dog develops cataracts. It also gives details on the likelihood of different breeds developing cataracts.
Those on Medicare probably want to know exactly how much of cataract surgery Medicare covers. To help individuals with these questions, Medicare.com offers information on their coverage.
EyeCare Source provides researchers and cataract sufferers alike with information on cataracts, types of cataracts, and cataract surgery, as well as symptoms of cataracts and tips on cataract surgery recovery.
The Eye Digest defines cataracts, explains what they are and how they manifest themselves, outlines who is at risk for them, and offers a couple of tips for prevention of cataracts.
New Jersey residents with cataract problems may want to check out New Jersey physician Dr. Silverman. Although he specializes in Lasik surgery, he also offer cataract services.
Trusted Lasik Surgeons offers information on Lasik surgery as well as the use of Lasik in cataract treatment. The site also gives a list of trustworthy physicians.
Icon Group International provides a comprehensive list of different medical conditions, including cataracts. The site offers several pages on both cataracts and cataract surgery.
Those individuals interested in knowing both the pros and cons of cataract surgery should check out this article on the official site of the Digital Journal of Ophthalmology.
Residents of Boston looking for a good ophthalmologist should check out the site of Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. The site offers information on cataracts and assists in the search for a doctor.
The official site of the American Academy of Ophthalmology may help cataract sufferers looking for more information on their condition and seeking to find a physician to help them.
The University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology provides information on cataracts and cataract surgery as well as directions for setting up an appointment with one of their physicians.
Washington University Physicians may help individuals with cataracts in the Washington area. This website includes a page on cataracts and provides a list of doctors and phone numbers.
NYU Medical Center/School of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology webpage gives an explanation of cataracts, discusses their symptoms and causes, and offers tips for prevention of cataracts.
Emedicine.com gives facts about congenital cataracts, which are generally are found in newborn babies. The site also offers an explanation of these cataracts and provides statistics for their frequency.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is a student school at a Harvard Medical School. Individuals in the Massachusetts area may want to look into this school's cataract surgery department.
For those individuals interested in the more technical side of cataract surgery, the Cochrane Collaboration offers information about the debate over different lenses.
People concerned about the possibility of retinal detachment after cataract surgery should check out this Wikipedia page. The site explains what retinal detachment is and how it happens.
The University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center website gives an explanation of how and why retinal detachment, a common side effect of cataract surgery, occurs.
This article on About.com discusses different health problems, particularly eye problems, that beset older people. Near the end, the page offers a brief explanation of cataracts.
All About Vision describes what cataracts are, how they develop, and what to do about cataracts once you have them. They also describe the three different types of cataracts.
For more information on cataracts, check out this article on Medicine Net. The article offers details on what cataracts are and how they develop and also points researchers toward treatments.
For parents trying to explain to their child why Grampa or Gramma can't see properly, Kid's Health may provide the answers. This article explains cataracts in kid-friendly language.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead website provides information to help parents deal with children diagnosed with congenital cataracts. The site keeps parents informed and offers tips on possible treatments.
Those interested in alternative treatments will want to check out Natural Eye Care for information on treating a variety of eye problems, including cataracts, using natural remedies.
Pet owners concerned about cataracts in their animals may go to the website of Veterinary Vision, Inc. Animal Eye Specialists to look for an animal ophthalmologist.
Ehow offers this page to explain the reasons and pricing for cataract surgery for dogs. The article also describes the procedure as well as the recovery process involved.
Harvard Eye Associates practices in the Laguna Hills and San Clemente area. Cataract sufferers who live in this area will want to look at the Harvard Eye Associates website.
This page gives a helpful in-depth explanation of the intraocular lens, the lens that cataract specialists use to replace your eye's natural, damaged lens.
About.com helps the common layperson understand cataracts - what causes them, what they look like, and how to treat them. It also lists various symptoms of cataracts.
For those wanting to prevent cataracts before they develop, another About.com article provides interesting tips on how to accomplish this goal. The article is especially focused on alternative methods.
The Bastyr Center for Natural Health claims that supplementing the diet with lutein may help current cataract patients regain sight and aid in the prevention of cataracts in at-risk individuals.
Insiders Health's Alternative Health Journal offers tips on clearing up cataracts through non-invasive home remedies. Cataract sufferers should, of course, make sure to contact a professional first.
Natural Eye Care provides information on alternative cures for a variety of eye problems, including cataracts. They also offer contact information for a doctor and a health care specialist.
Home Remedies describes cataracts and lists a variety of home remedies for them. These remedies include juice fasts, eating raw garlic, and applying pumpkin juice to the eye daily.
For a list of natural home remedies for cataracts, check out this page on My Home Remedies.com. Keep in mind that these remedies are offered by the layperson, not professionals.
For ten different natural, at-home cures for cataracts, look at Homemade Medicine.com. The site offers tips such as avoiding dairy, eating spinach, and getting vitamin A.
Another natural home remedy site, Easy Home Remedy.com gives a description of cataracts and what causes them and then gives five tips for curing them at home.
Many people are worried about anesthesia complications when undergoing surgery. Those interested in the anesthesia process used for cataract surgery should look at this AHRQ report.
B-Net offers another article on the details of cataract surgery anesthesia. Although it is technical, concerned individuals may want to read this page before undergoing surgery.
The British Journal of Ophthalmology provides concerned individuals with information on cataract anesthesia practices. It also discusses how patient preferences currently differ from popular methods.
After undergoing cataract surgery, many former cataract sufferers don't know what steps to take in order to recover. This About.com seeks to rectify that problem and offers tips for recovery.
Cataract Surgery.com supplies those undergoing a cataract surgery with a PDF list of basics for recovery. Of course, all patients should follow their doctors' orders first.
New York Times published an article listing the advances in cataract surgery. This article lists both the advantages of these new developments and the current drawbacks.
Web MD discusses some drawbacks to cataract surgery - namely, decreased vision in certain lights - and reports what has been done in recent years to decrease these drawbacks.
Diplopia, or double vision, is a common side effect of cataract surgery. Because of diplopia's prevalence, this page on Cyber Sight discusses the reasons for and prevention of post-cataract double vision.
The Healthier You website has a page which keeps cataract sufferers and potential cataract sufferers informed about the basics of cataracts, cataract treatment, and cataract prevention.
Health Finder.gov provides general information about cataracts. This information includes a list of the causes of cataracts and how to know if you have them.
For those looking into preventing cataracts, this About.com article may provide some answers. The article focuses on statins drugs as a means of reducing the risk of nuclear cataracts.
According to this article, cataracts are not limited to one type but are divided into categories according to the level of clouding as well as the origin of the cataracts.
According to Vision Aware, doctors group cataracts into three primary groups: nuclear sclerotic (the most common), cortical, and posterior subcapsular. The site offers a description of all these types.
E MedicineHealth provides information on types of cataracts. Although a fairly short article, it does include information on the dividing factors of each kind of cataract.
This How Stuff Works article defines cataracts, or macular degeneration. It also gives hints on how to treat this health problem through alternate means.
Many people are wary of invasive, surgical procedures and would like to cure their cataract problems through other means. Those individuals interested in alternate health should check out Native Remedies.
Those looking for both alternative methods of healing and a trusted doctor should look into Healing the Eye, a clinic devoted to healing health problems such as cataracts through natural means.
Articles Base offers yet another article with alternative healing methods for cataracts. As with all home remedies, these methods should only be practiced with a doctor's approval.
Many people don't realize that both humans and animals can develop cataracts. Cat owners worried about their feline companions will want to check out Pet Place.com for more information.
This article in the Home and Garden section of Weather.com offers information on caring for and preventing cataracts in your feline friends. Cat owners will want to check it out.
A variety of diseases can cause blindness or vision problems in felines. However, one of the most common of these problems is cataracts. About.com offers information on cataracts in cats.
This question-and-answer excerpt on Pet People's Place will help cat owners worried about their pet discern whether they really are facing a cataract situation.
Pet Wave explains the basics of feline cataracts, including their causes and symptoms, how to diagnose them, and the nature of the common treatment for these cataracts.
Dog owners often worry about the eye health of their pets. To learn how to prevent cataracts in dogs, owners should check out this Ehow.com article.
The Eye Surgery Education Council helps those interested in understanding cataracts and their causes gain the information that they need. This site includes links to different informative pages.
According to an article on How Stuff Works, several herbal remedies may help alleviate or prevent cataract problems. Those cataract sufferers interested in the use of herbs should take a look.
The Holistic Health Newsletter explains what cataracts are and then offers information on curing them with herbal remedies. It also suggests vitamins that may cure and prevent cataracts.
Not only does Mother Nature.com give an easily understandable, layman explanation of what cataracts are, it also suggests vitamins to take to prevent cataract problems.
Potential cataract sufferers wary about the claims that vitamins may prevent cataracts may want to check out this Healthful Life Project article which addresses that question.
Eye Care America discusses the probability of vitamins and minerals preventing cataracts. Those interested in knowing the benefits or risks of these supplements need to look at this article.
If you think you might have cataracts but aren't sure, check out this site which addresses the hints your body gives you and explains how to decipher those hints.
B Net addresses the claims that vitamins can aid in cataract treatments. It discusses previous studies and their claims and weighs those studies against other evidence.
According to this New York Times article, taking the right vitamins everyday may help prevent cataracts. The article discusses studies and experts' opinions on the debate.
Natural Eye Care's Vision USA provides a lengthy selection from their work Natural Eye Care. The work includes a general description of cataracts and descriptions of three methods of treatment.
Although many practitioners believe vitamins can reduce the risk of cataracts, recent studies show that taking too much Vitamin C may increase the risk instead. HealthMad addresses that concern.
This article from ABC News addresses the concerns caused by recent studies that excessive consumption of Vitamin C may increase the risk of cataracts, particularly in women.
University of Maryland Medical Center addresses the causes, preventions, and treatments for cataracts. In addition to offering conventional advice, the webpage also suggests nutritional tips for preventing cataracts.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) addresses claims that omega-3's may aid in treating eye health, including cataract problems, as well as answers common questions regarding these claims.
The Shepherd Eye Center has a Cataract Center dedicated to providing patients with the best and most advanced techniques. Their website provides detailed information on their procedures.
The American Journal of Epidemiology examines a study on omega-3's and other dietary fats and their effects on cataracts prevention. Those with a genetic tendency towards cataracts should take note.
Ehow.com provides concerned cataract sufferers and those with a genetic predisposition towards cataracts with advice on which foods to eat in order to avoid getting cataracts.
The African Cataract Project (ACP) operates in order to help underdeveloped, impoverished countries in Africa prevent blindness. The ACP provides free cataract surgeries and broadcasts them live online.
Ehow.com offers this article full of information for preventing cataracts with alternative methods. Methods include diet, exercise, and supplementation. Bilberry extract, green tea, kelp, and carrot juice are also recommended.
Lasik Today Eye Site explains cataracts and how they can be treated. In order to treat cataracts, doctors must remove the damaged lens and replace it with an artificial one.
MedecineNet.com offers a cataract directory on various topics, including medications for cataracts, doctors' opinions, treatments available, related health issues, helpful references, and a glossary of terms.
Medline Plus supplies concerned individuals with a basic outline of cataract problems and symptoms and then gives a wealth of links for research. Links are divided by topic.
The Mayo Clinic helps cataract sufferers understand their disease and its treatment. They also describe the types of cataracts possible and the different concerns that go with each variation.
Those individuals with a more visual mindset may want to look at the diagram of the eye put out by Medline Plus. This diagram may help them better understand cataracts.
If you are in need of cataract surgery but cannot pay for it, look into this page put out by the National Eye Institute. They suggest companies that may help.
This PDF file explains why older men and women should receive regular checkups and screenings for cataracts and how these screenings may help prevent cataracts.
Scientific or inquiring minds might be interested in this page put out by the National Institute of Health. It contains links to various studies done on cataracts.
The National Eye Institute provides the inquiring public with another useful tool: their database of eye health organizations. Users select their keyword or eye disease and the site supplies the information.
The National Marfan Association seeks to educate on Marfan Syndrome. Since Marfan syndrome can cause early cataracts, those with this disease need to be aware of cataract symptoms.
This page will help cataract sufferers find the right ophthalmologist. People who have other eye diseases or are simply concerned about preventing eye diseases can use this directory as well.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) supplies information on cataracts. Information includes how cataracts develop, why they develop, what the symptoms are, and how to treat them.
According to the Mayo Clinic, in order to treat cataracts, the lens must be removed and replaced with an artificial one. This page offers a description of that surgery.
The New York Times published this article on cataracts and some common treatments. It offers advice on preventing cataracts and treating them once prevention becomes impossible.
This article on Cataract Surgery.com provides researchers with links to various articles addressing cataracts. Articles include information on cataracts in general and an explanation of intraocular lenses.
Cataract sufferers in the Michigan area may want to look in to the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, which both researches cataracts and performs cataract operations.