• Short Summary

    Cataracts -- the clouding of a lens in the eye -- have been a major cause of blindness and in the past surgery was needed to remove the affected lens.

  • Description

    Cataracts -- the clouding of a lens in the eye -- have been a major cause of blindness and in the past surgery was needed to remove the affected lens. But this meant the patient had to wear heavy glasses or contact lenses to make up for the lost lens tissue.

    Now, researchers in the United States have come up with a possible alternative.

    It involves removing the cloudy layer and then implanting a tiny plastic lens in the cornea or clear portion of the eye. This implant removes the need for any external lens after the operation is finished.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACSZ6IF7KZD8KUVL0L1U0PXBFQ
    Media URN:
    VLVACSZ6IF7KZD8KUVL0L1U0PXBFQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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