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I am diabetic operated for cataract one year ago now I see some black clouds in vision. What should I do?

I am diabetic operated for cataract one year ago now I see some black clouds in vision. What should I do?

Get evaluated: Cataract surgery involves the optics of the eye. The retina is the part of the eye attacked in uncontrolled diabetes, with vascular dilation, edema and bleeding. If you see black clouds you might have hemorrhage, or even a detachment of the retina. You should see your ophthalmologist right away (not an optometrist).

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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What do you advise if I'm diabetic operated for cataract one year ago now I see some black clouds in vision. Any precautions?

What do you advise if I'm diabetic operated for cataract one year ago now I see some black clouds in vision. Any precautions?

Control: Hi. How long have you been diabetic? How have your A1c's run? Do you have any complications? I'd go see your ophthalmologist sooner than later. These symptoms are NOT related to your cataract surgery a year ago. Tight control! Do it!

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I'm currently diabetic operated for cataract one year ago now I see some black clouds in vision. Any precautions, what should I do?

I'm currently diabetic operated for cataract one year ago now I see some black clouds in vision. Any precautions, what should I do?

Sugar control: Diabetes is leading cause of vision loss in certain populations. Control sugar is best to preserve vision (low carb/no carb diet, gluten free, see nutritionist with PCP suggestions); see eyeMD if black clouds are new; most likely posterior vitreous detachment but must get dilated to see if just PVD. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com

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I'm seeing a black line (like a strand of hair) in left side of peripheral vision 24/7. Went to hospital and they said it's cataract. Is that true?

I'm seeing a black line (like a strand of hair) in left side of peripheral vision 24/7. Went to hospital and they said it's cataract. Is that true?

Unlikely: This is almost certainly a change in the pattern of the vitreous gel in the back of your eye. This is an aging process called vitreous syneresis. Cataracts alter the vision by lowering the acuity and causing light glare, but they do not insert "lines" in the vision. If this worries you, see your ophthalmologist for confirmation.

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I had cataract surgery two years ago. Why is my eye (surrounding skin) still black?

I had cataract surgery two years ago. Why is my eye (surrounding skin) still black?

Likely unrelated: Is it much blacker than your other eye? Often heredity, lack of sleep or allergies of the eye/nasal sinus area can contribute to dark circles. Getting better sleep and addressing whatever allergies that may have, both in the eyes and in the sinuses, may lessen the dark circles. Less commonly, conditions such as eczema, anemia, or liver disease can cause these circles; discuss with your md.

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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

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

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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What was cataract treatment like in the 1900's? How has it improved since then?

Risky: Starting just prior to 1900, topical anesthesia was available so cataract surgery could be performed painlessly. The procedure at the time involved opening the eye and bluntly removing the entire lens and hoping that would be all that would exit the eye. A strong eyeglass was required afterwards. Now with ultrasound and microscopes, etc. cataract removal can be done safely and predictably.

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What is a cataract?

What is a cataract?

Damaged lens: When the natural lens of your eye opacify through time and aging and damage from uv, we then call it a cataract.

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How to cure cataracts?

How to cure cataracts?

Surgery: Cataracts are the number one cause of treatable/curable worldwide blindness. Cataract surgery, when indicated, is the treatment of choice to improve vision loss associated with the formation of a visually symptomatic cataract.

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Why did I get cataracts?

Why did I get cataracts?

Causes of Cataracts: Cataracts are most often due to or made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroid medication, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic conditions; can be congenital as well. You may have some of these risk factors. Your eyemd should be able to help.

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Cataract can be monolateral?

Cataract can be monolateral?

Cataracts will…: Develop and everyone because this is part of the natural aging process. However there are some people whose cataracts develop earlier than others and this can be asymmetric, meaning one is much much worse than the other.

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What are cataract symptoms?

What are cataract symptoms?

Many: Can have many symptoms. Most common are decreased in vision with activities of daily living. Reading small print, street signs, glare from lights, halos or star-bursting at night, reading the sports score on tv, etc.

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What causes a cataract to grow?

Aging and...: The biggest factor is aging, but ultraviolet light (sunlight, tanning boothes) and smoking are big factors as well. Some medical diseases such as diabetes, and some medications, such as steroids can also lead to increasing cataracts. More info: cataract surgery michigan.

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Must I have my cataract removed?

No: Only if they cause visual disability and only if you want to have better vision. In rare circumstances they have to be removed for medical reasons

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What are the tests for cataract?

Cataract tests: If best vision is worse than 20/40 or glare (BAT: brightness acuity test) is significantly affecting VA, most surgeons prefer to do surgery soon but depends on pt's sx, pt's risk factors, pt's preferences; Other tests help determine significance of cataract if need: PAM Potential Acuity meter; OCT, ECC, Pentacam, Tear OSM; More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com

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What are the symptoms of Cataract?

Cataract Symptoms: First symptom is usually increased glare when driving, haloes, blurry vision, fluctuation and dimming of vision. Cataract is the leading cause of blindness still in the world. Femtosecond cataract surgery will likely prove to be the best treatment.

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What are these new cataract lenses?

Multifocal vision: The new iol (intraocular lenses) are of 2 kinds, one allow you to see far and near (like a bifocal contact lens) and the other corrects for astigmatism. There is I believe one on the way that might do both but not yet on the market. Since cataract patients are senior the multifocal lens is a great advantage (but somewhat costly).

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