Were you looking for information about Cataracts? Catarac is a common misspelling of cataracts.
Cataracts are vision problems in which there is a clouding of the lens of the eye. While there are several types of cataracts, age-related ones are the most common form of the condition. Cataracts are common in older people -- in fact, by age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had surgery to correct the problem. Possible symptoms include blurry vision, double vision, and frequent prescription changes for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
A cataract can occur in either or both eyes, but it cannot spread from one eye to the other. In most cases, the only available treatment involves surgery. Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States, with more than 1 million performed every year.
(Click Cataracts for the full eMedTV article on this topic. This article explains how the condition is diagnosed, risk factors, and things you can do to possibly slow the development of cataracts. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)