URL of this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/imagepages/18012.htm

Cataract

Cataract

Overview

The lens of an eye is normally clear. If the lens becomes cloudy (opacified) it is called a cataract.

Update Date 8/11/2015

Updated by: Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.