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Cataracts

Cataracts: Introduction

Cataracts: A condition which is characterized by opacities of the lens of the eyes. See detailed information below for a list of 330 causes of Cataracts, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Cataracts:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Cataracts. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Cataracts

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Causes of Types of Cataracts:

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Cataracts: Symptom Checker

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Cataracts Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Cataracts

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Stories from Users for Cataracts

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Cataracts: Animations

Medications or substances causing Cataracts:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Cataracts as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Cataracts: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Cataracts

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Cataracts: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Cataracts

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Hospitals & Clinics: Cataracts

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Cataracts: Related Rare Diseases

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Cataracts: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Cataracts listed in Disease Database:

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Article Excerpts about Cataracts

A cataract (KA-ter-act) is a cloud over the lens of your eye, which is usually clear. The lens focuses light onto the retina. A cataract makes everything you look at seem cloudy. (Source: excerpt from Keep your eyes healthy: NIDDK)

Cataracts are common among older people. Cataracts are cloudy areas in part or all of the eye lens. The lens is usually clear and lets light through. Cataracts keep light from easily passing through the lens, and this causes loss of eyesight. Cataracts often form slowly and cause no pain, redness, or tearing in the eye. If a cataract becomes large or thick, it usually can be removed by surgery. (Source: excerpt from Aging -- Women Getting Older: NWHIC)

Cataracts are cloudy areas in part or all of the eye lens. The lens is usually clear and lets light through. Cataracts keep light from easily passing through the lens, and this causes loss of eyesight. Cataracts often form slowly and cause no pain, redness, or tearing in the eye. Some stay small and don’t change eyesight very much. If a cataract becomes large or thick, it usually can be removed by surgery. (Source: excerpt from Aging and Your Eyes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

A cataract (KA-ter-act) is a cloud over the lens of your eye, which is usually clear. The... (Source: excerpt from Keep your eyes healthy: NIDDK)

Cataracts are common among older people. Cataracts are cloudy areas in ... (Source: excerpt from Aging -- Women Getting Older: NWHIC)

Cataracts are cloudy areas in part or all of the eye lens. The lens is usually clear and lets light... (Source: excerpt from Aging and Your Eyes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Definitions of Cataracts:

Partial or complete opacity of the crystalline lens of one or both eyes that decreases visual acuity and eventually results in blindness. Some cataracts appear in infancy or in childhood, but most develop in older individuals. (Diagnostic Surgical Pathology, 3rd ed.) --2003
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Detailed list of causes of Cataracts

The list below shows some of the causes of Cataracts mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Cataracts?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Cataracts. Of the 330 causes of Cataracts that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 10 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 320 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cataracts:

The following list of conditions have 'Cataracts' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Cataracts:

The following list of medical conditions have Cataracts or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Cataracts Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Cataracts based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Cataracts:

    Lens opacity
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Cataracts:

    Medical Conditions associated with Cataracts:

    Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Cloudy vision (316 causes), Vision changes (2526 causes), Blurred vision (982 causes), Visual problems (2143 causes), Impaired vision (1545 causes), Vision distortion (1970 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Cataracts:

    Blurred vision (982 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Double vision (221 causes), Peripheral vision loss (72 causes), Blindness (496 causes), Senile cataract, Diabetes mellitus (66 causes), Steroid induced cataract, Hypermature cataract, Galactosemia, Haloes, Phacoemulsification

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    Medical News summaries about Cataracts

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