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Vision without cataracts
vision without cataracts Marcela CC-BY-SA-3.0 via wiki
Vision with cataracts
image with cataracts CC-BY-SA-3.0 by Marcela via wiki
Images by Marcela, CC-BY-SA-3.0

US NRC Comment Deadline June 22: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NRC-2009-0279-0098 (On cataracts and more.)

In “Mayo Clinic. ‘Cataract surgeries on the rise as boomers age, raising access, cost issues.” ScienceDaily, 9 October 2013, we learn that cataracts affect at least 22 million people in the US and cost almost $7 billion to correct each year. Elsewhere you can read that people in their 40s and 50s are now having cataract surgery. In case you don’t know, they don’t just clean-up your eyes, they remove the entire lens and put an artificial one. An artificial one is not yet as good as a real one, may never be, and you will almost certainly need glasses, even if you didn’t before. For those over 65 (and the very poor) the US taxpayer will pick up the tab; for those under 65, the individual…

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