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what does a catarac feel like

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Many cataracts can be managed by changing the glasses prescription. If this does not provide adequate visual improvement, then surgical removal is in ... Read More
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Surgery when poor VA: Not all cataracts require surgery. If best vision is worse than 20/40 or glare is significantly affecting VA, most surgeons prefer to do surgery soone ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Halos, glare, blurry: Cataracts cause halos/glare especially when driving at night, blurry vision, loss of contrast sensitivity (decreased contrast between objects & ba ... Read More
Dr. Constance Okeke
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Gradual change: Typically cataracts cause a gradual change in the vision. Early on these changes are accommodated for. For example, glare is a common effect from cata ... Read More
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Cataracts: For the patient, most likely nothing. From the doctors stand point, there is a slight discoloration or cloudiness to the natural lens within the eye. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudio Contreras
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye examination: I am unfamiliar with personalized medicine. Cataract is a gradual clouding up of the natural lens of the eye that can eventually lead to vision loss. ... Read More
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Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye exam: Each patient needs an individualized or personalized approach to their health and in treating cataracts, the time to have surgery is when it affects y ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: PAM, BAT: Not all cataracts require surgery. If best vision is worse than 20/40 or glare is significantly affecting VA, most surgeons prefer to do surgery soone ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No effect: This will not cause cataract nor will it help you if you have cataract. The only documented risk other than inherited forms is sunlight.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Poor vision: It would depend on level of visual impairment. If the vision was good enough to get through school and training, then it would be possible.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Cataract. surgery: For cataract surgery, patient is in a dream state due to anesthesia so they do not remember much. The surgery takes 5-10 minutes and most patients ha ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 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 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Posterior capsule op: Posterior capsule opacification occurs commonly after cataract surgery. Cells from the natural lens left behind during the surgery grow across the pos ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Maybe: See an opthamologist or optometrist for exam.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
All R Stable: All IOLs are normally stable. We wish accommodative IOLs would move anterior to posterior and then back, but the process of healing cements them in pl ... Read More

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