June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataract is a common eye disease and is the leading cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s lens, which prevents the light from passing into the eye. Most often, cataracts affect people older than 40; family history of the disease and smoking can increase the risk. The disease is very prevalent, but it’s manageable and can be treated easily with a surgery.
GCT is an exclusive information partner of the annual international Ophthalmology congress, «White Nights» held in St. Petersburg, Russia. Having conducted numerous clinical trials in Opthalmology, including the ones in patients with cataracts, we hope to help spread awareness about this disease and encourage patients to seek medical treatment.