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Contact: Michael Woods
American Chemical Society

The Human Eye

Caption: A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts occur in older persons. By age 80, more than half of all people in the United States either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

Credit: (Courtesy of NIH/National Eye Institute)

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Related news release: American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007

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