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what body systems and organs are affected from cataract

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Vision: Cataracts can affect vision in one or both eyes.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
The visual system: Cataracts are a loss of clarity in the natural lens in the eye. They occur in everyone eventually and affect overall vision. Cataracts are the leading ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Generally none: A few cataracts are part of rare genetics associations and some are part of certain systemic diseaes either co associated or caused by the treatment o ... Read More
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Not ususally: Cataracts (a white lens change): most often due to/made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Lens: Inside the eye, which is inside the orbit.
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Dr. Niraj Patel
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Cataract: A cataract is the aging of the natural lens in the eye. The lens is located behind the cornea (window to the eye) and behind the pupil and iris (colo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Cataracts & syndrome: Cataracts do not affect the nervous system, but there are some syndromes/conditions associated with cataracts. Full list at [email protected]
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
No: They are two separate procedures, generally not done at the same time. If the epi retinal membrane is not affecting vision, it can be left alone.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Cataracts: Juvenile cataracts are extremely rare. They are either congenital in origin or due to a trauma. Occasionally they may be seen in kids with diabet.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Good question. Your surgeon should discuss this with you. Best wishes.
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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
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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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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