More information on cataracts is available at these websites recommended by the U.S.News & World Report library:
National Eye Institute
The National Eye Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health, conducts and funds research on eye diseases. It provides information about age-related cataracts. This site answers questions about the causes and symptoms and discusses types of treatment.
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Board-certified ophthalmologists offer information materials for the lay person as well as clinical statements and summary recommendations for cataract surgery. A "Find an Eye M.D." service helps people locate local board-certified ophthalmologists.
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
The Eye Surgery Education Council is an initiative established by the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery. The website provides information on the benefits and risks of surgery and discusses types of treatments.
American Optometric Association
Optometrists provide brochures on cataract problems for the lay public and professional materials on eye-care delivery. Includes a section on nutrition and cataracts. To help people find optometrists, they provide a "Dr. Locator" service.
Medline Plus: Cataract
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health with guides to understanding cataracts as well as recent news, medical research, and statistical information about the disease.