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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Get second opinion: Cataracts that need surgery is a rare thing in this age range. I suggest a second opinion if surgery has been recommended.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
PROCEDURE BY WHICH: A small incision is made to remove an opacified, old lens and replace it with a clear new one.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience Ophthalmology
No: In most cases cataract surgery is irreversible as the natural lens is removed and an intraocular lens is placed. If you are having problems after sur ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Rarely: Most cataract surgery is performed under local anesthesia, sometimes with a little assist intravenously but not asleep. The only patients consistentl ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Highly successful: Cataract removal is almost always by ultrasonic fragmentation of the lens removing the opaque portions. It is done under local anesthesia (except in ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Intraocular lenses: There are many types of intraocular lenses (iols) which are used for cataract surgery. Most people have basic iols which will correct either distance ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The only alternative to cataract surgery is to not remove the cataract. If you choose not to remove the cataract, the vision will slowly deteriorate. ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Modern techniques for cataract treatment are terrific and pain free. You will be gently treated, not be aware of the anti-pain premedication given to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
EXCESS SUN WITH: Lack of protection does speed the aging of your eye lenses.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Confusing answer: Usually cataract surgery is done once. The cataract is removed for ever. Sometimes an implant needs to be removed. More frequently, the clear t ... Read More
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