A 33-year-old female asked:
Is it safe to take vitamins if i have a detached retina and cataracts in both eyes? i tried using eye drops (brand was can-c) for my cataracts and they seemed to make my eye with just a cataract worse?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
It is safe to take vitamins but none would help with the retinal detachment nor cataract.
Answered Dec 26, 2021
Dr. George Yanik commented
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Forget any type of eye drop to fix your cataracts, just go get the necessary surgeries to fix the above. The longer you wait to repair a retinal detachment the less likely is a successfule repair
Dec 27, 2021
Dr. Daniel Rosbergeranswered
Retinal Surgery 33 years experience
There are no drops, vitamins or supplements of any kind that will treat cataracts or retinal detachments. Cataracts (that are visually significant and unusual at age 33) and retinal detachments require surgical correction.
Answered Jan 14, 2022
Last updated Jan 14, 2022
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