Doctor Q&A for Dr. Tal Raviv

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Not true : There are no known 'home remedies', natural supplements, or medication with any proven efficacy in treating cataracts. Currently the treatment is obs ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
It depends: There are many types of congenital (present from birth) cataracts. Some need to be removed at a young age and some are followed into adulthood before ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Multifocal contacts: There are many brands of multifocal contact lenses - some are optimized for computer distance. It would be worth a trial with a few brands.
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
It may be: Some mild discomfort, grainy feeling, and tearing is normal. The post-operative eyedrops greatly help minimize the discomfort. Make sure you're sha ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Use drops : Following cataract surgery, most ophthalmologists prescribe eye drops - including anti-inflammatory and antibiotics. It is important to use them as d ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Warm compress: An inflammatory bump on the eyelid is called a hordeolum or chalazion -- the common colloquial term is stye. This may be described as a 'zit' on the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
It could be: Scleritis is an inflammatory condition of the sclera - oftentimes it has an auto-immune component and may be part of a systemic condition (which shoul ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Allergy /blepharitis: There are multiple causes of red eyes. Itching tends to point to a histamine mediated condition - such as allergy. This could be environmental or co ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Nonspecific: This may be anything from upper respiratory track infection (ie "a cold") to sinusitis, flu, or other viral syndrome
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
No: No medical treatment have been proven effective in slowing or reversing cataract development.
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