Cataracts

Dr. Geoffrey Tabin and Dr. Sanduk Ruit of The Himalayan Cataract Project travel to the developing world to perform cheap and effective cataract surgery

Doctors team up to stop preventable blindness

It takes remarkable drive and ambition for a young boy from the small east Nepalese village of Olangchungola with no running water or electricity to become one of the leading eye s...

Q&A With Dr. Manny:  Is there any way I can prevent cataracts from forming in my eyes?

Is there a way to prevent cataracts?

Cataracts occur as a result of aging of the lens in the eye, and it is a condition that will eventually affect us all. While they tend to be most prevalent in patients aged 50-60, ...

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18 go blind after cataract surgery in Brazil

Brazilian officials say 18 people have been left blind after undergoing cataract surgeries in which non-sterilized instruments were used in an industrial suburb on the outskirts of...

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Yeast compound may help diabetics' sight

A compound in brewer’s yeast that mimics the effects of insulin could help to prevent cataracts and eye damage in diabetics, suggests an animal study published online in Experiment...