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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Cataract include:: Watchful waiting, Laser peripheral iridotomy.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Non-drug treatment: Best way to treat cataracts is with surgery: traditional phacoemulsification/ultrasound energy is used to remove a cataract. Innovative Femtosecond la ... Read More

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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes : Mainly steroids and quetiapine.
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes especially : Steroids. Check the list below. http://www.livestrong.com/article/106722-medicines-cause-cataracts/.
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Notoriously prednisone, a glucocorticoid, is commonly associated with cataract formation. The risk is dose, route and duration dependent. Others inclu ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
45 years experience Ophthalmology
I : I agree---going off the medicine does not good. Just let your doctor know that you are on it and he can take the necessary operative precaustions dur ... Read More
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Dr. Cary Silverman
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Flomax (tamsulosin) : Flomax (tamsulosin) is the most commonly prescribed drug to treat prostate enlargement, or benign prostate hyperplasia (bph). Flomax (tamsulosin) and ... Read More
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Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim answered
22 years experience Ophthalmology
I : I perform ~1500 cataract surgeries per year and see many patients on Flomax (tamsulosin) and similar medications that cause floppy iris syndrome. It ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Easily treated : Cataracts come in all sizes. They are easily treated by an opthalmologist. Help her reduce her worry. Very simple thing to have and to treat. The op ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Risky: Starting just prior to 1900, topical anesthesia was available so cataract surgery could be performed painlessly. The procedure at the time involved o ... Read More
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.
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

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