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Dr. Jeffrey Davis
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
We : We do not yet understand fully what causes cataracts, but we have found an association between cataracts and certain conditions. Smoking, poor blood ... Read More
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Control blood sugar: Not much you can do except control your blood sugars and high blood pressure. The cataracts will most likely progress with time. With the diabetes t... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Progression: Almost all cataracts except some that are congenital, will progress to the point of complete blockage of the vision over time. The rate is variable. ... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Neal
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
It depends: There are many things that have been linked to increase cataracts aging, diabetes, certain medications, smoking, trauma, and uv light exposure. Incr... Read More
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Likely yes; depends: Cataracts (white lens change): most often due to or made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking... Read More
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Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes: Blindness from cataracts is reversible by surgery presuming other eye structures (retina, optic nerve, etc.) are healthy.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
General procedure: The usual rule for removing a cataract is when it interferes with normal visual functions. It can be removed earlier but why bother if you can visual... Read More
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Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
It : It would be unusual for a 25 year-old patient to have cataracts. Previous eye trauma, or previous heavy use of steroids can cause cataracts at a youn... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Vision will worsen: Once cataract formation has started, there is no know way to reverse it or prevent progression. Inevitably, if the patient lives long enough a catarac... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Neither: Spectacles are not covered by health insurance unless you also have a vision care plan. Progressives are a type of multifocal eyeglass lens often pres... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Visual : Visual recovery is usually rapid after cataract surgery. My patients are often able to return to work one or two days after their surgery, depending ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
No: No. Cataracts can be removed surgically but cannot be reversed.

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