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Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. It affects your vision. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other. Common symptoms are: -Blurry vision. -Colors that seem faded. -Glare - headlights, lamps or sunlight may seem too bright. You may also see a halo around lights. -Not being able to see well at night. -Double vision . -Frequent prescription changes in your eye wear . Cataracts usually develop slowly. New glasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses can help at first. Surgery is also an option. It involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet sunlight may help to delay cataracts. NIH: National Eye Institute.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
39462
Concept ID:
C0086543
Anatomical Abnormality
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Aldose Reductase Inhibitor

Any substance that inhibits aldehyde reductase (aldose reductase), an enzyme that participates in glucose metabolism and osmoregulation. Aldehyde reductase has been implicated in inflammatory disorders and diabetic complications. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
384976
Concept ID:
C2348243
Pharmacologic Substance
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Cataract

MedGen UID:
368085
Concept ID:
C1962983
Finding
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Fish-eye disease

Fish-eye disease, also called partial LCAT deficiency, is a disorder that causes the clear front surface of the eyes (the corneas) to gradually become cloudy. The cloudiness, which generally first appears in adolescence or early adulthood, consists of small grayish dots of cholesterol (opacities) distributed across the corneas. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is produced in the body and obtained from foods that come from animals; it aids in many functions of the body but can become harmful in excessive amounts. As fish-eye disease progresses, the corneal cloudiness worsens and can lead to severely impaired vision. [from GHR]

MedGen UID:
83354
Concept ID:
C0342895
Disease or Syndrome

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