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A 50-year-old male asked:

I am having difficulty with reading even when i wear reading glasses +3.eye. i have early diabetic cataracts what can i do ?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Cataracts: There are several possibilities here. First, you may need prescription reading glasses instead of drugstore readers. Next, the cataract may be mature and may require surgery. Third, your eyes may be dry, and require artificial tears such as systane-- put the drops in every 30 minutes while reading. Last, you may have diabetic eye damage (retinopathy) that is affecting your reading ability.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 25 years experience
Eye check: Typical early diabetic cataracts are centrally located meaning they are blocking the vision right in the center. An evaluation with your eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) would be indicated.
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
May need surgery: If you don't have any significant diabetic retinopathy, and the only ocular pathology is cataract, then you would benefit from cataract surgery. Removing the clouded lens (cataract) is like replacing a dirty windowpane. Your vision should improve significantly. See an ophthalmologist to find out what your options are.

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