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A new dawn for cataracts

Quinlan, R.A.



Cataract, a clouding of the eye lens, is the major cause of blindness in the world, accounting for about 20 million cases (1). Treatment is surgical—the opaque, cataractous lens is replaced with an artificial, plastic one. Many people in the developing world become blind due to cataracts because of a lack of medical resources. A new drug treatment for cataracts based on eye drops would remove this obstacle, as current agents and dietary recommendations are generally ineffective. The findings of Makley et al. (2) reported on page 674 of this issue, and by Zhao et al. (3) may substantially boost the cataract pharmacopoeia.


Quinlan, R. (2015). A new dawn for cataracts. Science, 350(6261), 636-637.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 23, 2015
Publication Date Nov 6, 2015
Deposit Date Dec 23, 2015
Journal Science
Print ISSN 0036-8075
Electronic ISSN 1095-9203
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 350
Issue 6261
Pages 636-637