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A female late50's was told she's in early stages of low cataract today..what does this mean and can it be reversed? natural and medical/surgical

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Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Easily treated : Cataracts come in all sizes. They are easily treated by an opthalmologist. Help her reduce her worry. Very simple thing to have and to treat. The opthalmologist will decide the best time and size when to treat it.
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Part of aging: Most of the time cataracts are part of aging. Not all people develop cataracts but those who do usually show manifestation in his/her 60s and later. Definitive treatment for cataracts is surgery. With modern techniques this is a safe procedure that helps people restore their vision.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Early : Or incipient cataracts are common in that age group. They require no treatment unless vision is affected or cataracts mature. The treatment will in that case be Cataract extraction with intra ocular lense implant

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Last updated Oct 11, 2015

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