Author Affiliation: Fellow, Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, Rockville Centre (Dr Solomon) and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital (Dr Donnenfeld), New York, NY.
Contempo Updates Section Editor: Sarah Pressman
Lovinger, MD, Fishbein Fellow.
Cataracts, which are the leading cause of blindness worldwide,1- 3 affect approximately
6 million individuals annually.1 Cataract surgery
is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the United States with
more than 1.5 million operations annually.4 More
than half of the population older than 65 years develops age-related cataracts
with visual disability related to cataracts, accounting for more than 8 million
physician office visits each year.5
Solomon R, Donnenfeld ED. Recent Advances and Future Frontiers in Treating Age-Related Cataracts. JAMA. 2003;290(2):248-251. doi:10.1001/jama.290.2.248