Date of Award

5-1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Alfred Furie

Abstract

Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss in the elderly. Once non-surgical methods of treatment are reliably tested, eye drops, injections, tablets, or diet changes may prevent, delay, or reverse some forms of cataracts. The treatment depends on whether the cause is from chemicals, radiation, age, or diabetes. Treatments include nutritional supplements, organic compounds, plant and extracts, aldose reductase inhibitors, and others. Some cataracts may be preventable.

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Optometry Commons

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