A 59-year-old female asked:
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glaucoma 1 eye, mild cataract, 20/20 vision with contacts. glare in stores, sun & headlights. my dr not concerned. why glare & what to do about it?

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Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Glare from cataract: The glare is most likely due to the cataract. As light goes through the cloudy lens it get scattered causing the glare.
Answered on Feb 15, 2015
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Glare & vision (VA): Depending on cataract density & VA (how much is cataract affecting vision/glare: get glare test BAT), eyeMD's will try to give the best glasses rx possible & make sure the tear film is working its best: tear film is like a pair of glasses: if unstable it decreases vision quality. If a dense cataract is present, surgery is best option. NAC drops (see eyedoc2020.blogspot.com) not proven effective
Answered on Feb 15, 2015

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