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A 75-year-old male asked:

Can you reverse cataracts?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
No: No. Cataracts can be removed surgically but cannot be reversed.
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Not yet: There is no know way to reverse a cataract. A healthy diet, uv protection, control of systemic diseases such as diabetes and abstaining from smoking may slow down progression.
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
In selective cases: In certain diabetics with control of blood sugar may reverse early cataracts. Some dutch investigators are experimenting with lasers to reverse cataracts. Prelex www.Prelexbook.Com can help prevent cataracts.
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No really: Sun glasses, healthy diet that is rich with antioxidants(fruits and vegetables), good control of diabetes and avoiding smoking. Anything that helps to prevent skin from aging the same things help to prevent cataract growth. We can not reverse it but we can slow it down.

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