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cataract can be monolateral

A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Flug
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Although the majority of patients who have cataracts have them in both eyes, there are plenty of people who have a unilateral (in one eye only) catara ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Typically it there is equal amount of cataract in both eyes. But one eye may be more significant than the other eye. Especially in a case with traum ... Read More
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Unilateral: Yes, cataracts can occur only in 1 eye or be worse in 1 eye more than the other: can be due to genetics, trauma, diabetes. More info at [email protected] ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Time: Most cataracts are caused by age related degeneration in the proteins in the lens of the eye. This degeneration causes the lens to lose its transparen ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldstein
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Many causes: Mostly aging, but diabetes, steroid use, and ultraviolet exposure all cause cataracts.
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Lens protein change: Cataracts (a white lens change): most often due to/made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Cataracts: Cataracts are not reversible, but, if they are affecting your daily activities, they may be removed, and replaced with a clear implant to improve your ... Read More
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Surgery : Cataracts are the number one cause of treatable/curable worldwide blindness. Cataract surgery, when indicated, is the treatment of choice to improve v ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Cure: Not sure there is a cure. The vision can be restored by removing the cataract (cloudy lens of the eye) and replacing it with an artificial lens impla ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
30 years experience Retinal Surgery
Unusual : At your age, cataracts are very unusual, and caused by something, such as steroid use, chronic eye infection, genetic disease, etc. You should have a ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
No: No. Cataracts can be removed surgically but cannot be reversed.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
38 years experience Wound care
Forever: A cataract is clouding of the lens of the eye. Once this occurs the only treatment is surgical removal of the affected lens. The decrease in the visio ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Visual decline: Cataracts cause a blurring of vision, dimming of color and glare in bright lighting.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Not visible in most: A cataract is a clouding of the natural intra-ocular lens. The lens is behind the iris and pupil and is not normally visible to the naked eyes. Only ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Odette
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Sun exposure contributes to the formation of cataracts. There are many other factors such as smoking, diabetes and most importantly age that contribu ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Cataract surgery: Almost everyone develops some cataract lens changes as we age. Early on, they cause little or no symptoms. As they get cloudier, then the patient wi ... Read More
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