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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Vision loss: Cataracts can eventually lead to blindness if you wait long enough. However, it's considered a reversible blindness since they can be surgically remo ... Read More
Dr. Harvey Fishman
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Generally nothing: Cataracts almost never have to be removed. In certain cases of narrow angle closure glaucoma they can be removed as an effective treatment. In the cas ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Neal
16 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
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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A male asked:
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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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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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
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.

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