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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A cataract 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). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What causes a cataract to grow?

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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Cataract?

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. ...Read more

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