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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Blindness from cataracts is reversible by surgery presuming other eye structures (retina, optic nerve, etc.) are healthy.
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Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes!: At age 25 most likely not due to cataracts. It sounds like your symptoms come and go. You need an exam, but it sounds most likely that the surface o ... Read More
Dr. Jonathan Levin
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Anyone can get them: Cataracts are a clouding of the crystalline lens in your eye. The most common reason for cataracts to form is age, however, people can be born with t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: If your cataract is reducing your vision to the point of interfering with activities, then you will likely see an improvement.
Dr. George Yang
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Most likely: A cataract is essentially a cloudy lens. Looking through a cataract is like looking through a dirty window. If your eye is otherwise healthy, removi ... Read More
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: If the cataract is visually significant (meaning you have symptoms affecting your activities of daily living), your should see improvement in your vis ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
If it goes well: And the eye is healthy otherwise, should reach expected visual outcome after healing.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually: With modern cataract surgery, the visual results are usually excellent. Assuming the person does not have any underlying issues with the health of th ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Get evaluated: Cataract surgery involves the optics of the eye. The retina is the part of the eye attacked in uncontrolled diabetes, with vascular dilation, edema a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Block light: The eye works like a camera. Glasses function like focusing the camera lens to give the sharpest image. However, a cataract (a clouding of the natural ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on anestheia: If eye drop anestheia (topical) is used without an injection, you will see lights but not specific details of the surgery. If an injected block of an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
See a doctor: Cataracts generally develop gradually and slowly with rare exception. They may be more noticeable during certain lighting conditions. If your vision ... Read More

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