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Does cataract spread from one eye to another?

Does cataract spread from one eye to another?

No: Cataracts are in most cases an acquired problem with the lens of the eye usually related to age. The factors causing cataracts work simultaneously in most cases on the two eyes. Cataracts however, are not infectious and do not spread from one to the other eye. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataract (Definition)

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which should normally be clear. Cataracts are usually painless and develop slowly, causing a gradual worsening of vision. Cataracts will affect the vision of most individuals by the time they are at the age of 75, but risk factors speeding up their development include diabetes, too much exposure to UV light (sunlight), ...Read more


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Where does eye cataract begin?

Where does eye cataract begin?

In the lens: there is something in the eye called the lens, and like the lens of a pair of eyeglasses, when we are born it is supposed to be crystal clear. Over time it becomes cloudy and that's when you call it a cataract. There are different stages of cataracts that are mild to moderate to severe. When cataracts are visually significant and inhibit regular activities, one would suggest taking it out. ...Read more

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Which symptoms develop when you have a cataract in your eye?

Which symptoms develop when you have a cataract in your eye?

Cataract symptoms: Cataracts cause halos/glare especially when driving at night, blurry vision, loss of contrast sensitivity (decreased contrast between objects & background ) & decreased vision: even on; these symptoms worse with time. Cataract is leading cause of preventable blindness in world. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Cataract has been diagnosed on me 3-4 years ago. Relatively bright images, (eg on tv) are becoming disturbing. Most activities go ok. See eye dr. now?

Cataract has been diagnosed on me 3-4 years ago. Relatively bright images, (eg on tv) are becoming disturbing. Most activities go ok. See eye dr. now?

Cataract: You should see and Ophthalmologist, so they can evaluate what is causing the change in your vision. They can help determine if it is due to the cataracts or something else. As well the timing of when to proceed with cataract surgery. ...Read more

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What would the long term problem if i don't get my cataract removed from my eye be?

Decrease in vision: Generally cataracts cause reversible vision loss. As long as the cataracts are not contributing to glaucoma or inflammation( phacomorphic uveitis), one can just follow. However, waiting too long can make the surgery more difficult hence timely removal is preferred. ...Read more

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I have no cataracts in my eye. Is it possible to reduce glare?

I have no cataracts in my eye. Is it possible to reduce glare?

Glare coating: Glasses with special glare coating work really well, but these glasses tend to scratch easily. Make sure that dry eye syndrome is being treated. ...Read more

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Do I have to wear an eye patch after having a cataract removed?

Depends: It depends on what anesthesia your eye md uses. If a needle is used to numb up the eye, then you will receive an eye patch to wear until the day after surgery. If you have eye drops to numb op the eye, then you might have a shield to cover the eye, but usually no eye patch. You should ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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I was operated for cataract in my right eye 2and half months ago. What are some possible complications that can occur in the future?

I was operated for cataract in my right eye 2and half months ago. What are some possible complications that can occur in the future?

Several: Even uncomplicated cataract surgery increases life time risk of retinal detachment. Glaucoma can develop. A clouding of the membrane behind the lens can also develop. There are other possibilities and cataract surgery does not eliminate progression of many eye diseases. While many of these are very rare, you should get a yearly eye exam after cataract surgery.. ...Read more

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more