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Cataract

Information from WHO
A cataract is clouding of the lens of the eye, which impedes the passage of light. Most cataracts are related to ageing, although occasionally children may be born with the condition, or cataract may develop after an injury, inflammation or disease.

Risk factors for age-related cataract include diabetes, prolonged exposure to sunlight, tobacco use and alcohol drinking. Vision can be restored by surgically removing the affected lens, and replacing it by an artificial one


General information
Fact sheet on blindness and visual awareness

Programmes and activities
Department of Managment of Noncommunicable Diseases

Technical information
Cataract: priority eye disease

Interviews
We plan to do einterviews with MBBS doctors to understand 4 things
1) Tests or questions you ask in first few meetings
2) What it means in medical terms
3) What it means in non medical terms
4) What should the patient or care takers do

We might interview Aurvedic doctors, homeopathic doctors, Yoga teachers on this health issue

Video links
What are Cataracts ?

What is a Cataract and how does it affect my vision?

Opthalmology : Cataract