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how to cure cataracts?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
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 vision. Check with your local eye doctor to see if the cataract is mature or "ripe" for surgery...
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Surgery : Cataracts are the number one cause of treatable/curable worldwide blindness. Cataract surgery, when indicated, is the treatment of choice to improve vision loss associated with the formation of a visually symptomatic cataract.
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Cure: Not sure there is a cure. The vision can be restored by removing the cataract (cloudy lens of the eye) and replacing it with an artificial lens implant that is clear. There is no other option to "cure" a cataract. No magic drops or pill. Sometimes surgery can be avoided until the cataract progresses by changing glasses or contact lens power.

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Is there a natural cure for cataracts?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No cure: Cataracts are opacities (cloudy spots or spots that block light from passing through) in the lens. The lens is originally clear, and changes its shape to focus on what a person looks at. It is in the eyeball, behind the colored iris and the pupil. Cataracts form after many years of sunlight (uv) exposure and from causes such as prolonged Prednisone use. There is no "natural cure" for cataracts.
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At what age do you get cataracts usually?

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Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Varies : If you have certain diseases, or take Prednisone it can be even in 30s or earlier. Most patients are 60 or older, but many patients i see from africa are younger. There is also a condition, hypo Alpha protein where the patient is 40-50, and is very subtle and difficult to diagnose, but the patient is symptomatic. I have seen 15 such patients who were initially told there was nothing wron.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can cataracts caused by uv rays be cured totally?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Yes. They can be removed and cured with surgical extraction.
A 45-year-old member asked:

I need to know if there is natural way to cure cataracts?

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Dr. Niraj Patel
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Cataracts: There are no medical treatments for cataracts. Once the patient's vision has dropped to a significant degree where it affects daily activities, cataract surgery is advised. A detailed eye examination with an eye surgeon that specializes in cataract surgery is the best next step. He/she can examine your eyes and determine how advanced the cataracts are and whether surgery would be helpful.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Do you know a cure for cataract?

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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Surgery - no medical: To date, there are no proven medical treatment to slow or reverse cataracts despite claims of some nutriceuticals. Surgical removal of a cataract (your eyes natural lens) is curative, as it does not come back. Good nutrition, control of chronic conditions (ie diabetes) and uv protection are all likely protective for cataract development.

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