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Cataracts Advanced Stages Will Glasses Improve Vision
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
Often: The early phases of cataract are usually "reversed" or "compensated" by glasses. You'll find that vision is restored yet there is a change in your prescription. At some point, changing glasses may no longer suffice and cataract surgery may need to be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have cataracts in both eyes 3 years - blurred/double vision - have to buy new glasses every 6 mod. Dr said cataracts not big enough for surgery yet. ?
Cataracts: Decision when to have cataract surgery depends on: how much glare/halos you have when driving at night if you drive at night (what did your glare test show?); effect on your activities of daily living; loss of best corrected vision; microscopic exam at slit lamp of cataract; other risk factors (pseudoexfoliation, glaucoma, diabetes & it's control= causes vision flux). See Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more
How long will it take to recover from cataract surgery? I'm afraid of suffering from vision loss after cataract surgery. How long will it take until i can see clearly again? Will my vision always be a little blurry or will I have to wear glasses after the
Not necessarily: Cataract surgery's main goal is to clear up the "cloudy" vision and glare effects. With today's modern technology, it is quite possible to end up not needing glasses for distance or near work. In order for that to happen, the eye has to have the ability to see 20/20 in the first place, and the patient would need to select a lens technology that can help achieve this goal. The technology is not covered by insurance, however. Speak to your eye surgeon about your vision goals after surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can: You can, but you may not need them to see clearly. This can only be determined by examination and refraction. But if you want glasses you can have them and not harm the eye, even if is as simple as you do not want to wear readers and build the reading into a pair of glasses for convenience. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Block light: The eye works like a camera. Glasses function like focusing the camera lens to give the sharpest image. However, a cataract (a clouding of the natural lens in your eye) is more like having dirt on the lens of the camera. This dirt will block the light and decrease the image quality even if the lens is in perfect focus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to retard cataract formation in elderly patients ?Are there any glasses/medications for same ?
Factors: Although nothing besides surgery can cure cataracts, there are factors to control that can help not speed up the formation. These include: uv protective eyewear, no tobacco smoking, eating a antioxidant-rich nutritious diet, controlling diabetes, maintaining controlled blood pressure, possibly vegetarian diet. Controversy still exists in the optimal balance of modifiable risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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