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Cortical Cataract Symptoms
Sparing the nucleus: Cortical cataracts are in a layer of the lens outside of the nucleus which is the center of the lens. They are sometimes congenital. Depending upon the density they may disturb the vision but sometimes are thin enough not to be a problem. All cataracts can be removed with highly successful surgery if the vision is disrupted. ...Read more
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
Yes but: Cataract cause: Cataract occur from change in lens proteins which cause whitening/clouding of clear lens composition: can be due to an infection or inflammation from birth (ie, rubella), old age/genetics, steroid use, trauma, poor diet; smoking & Diabetes increases risk. Cortical spoking is a lens change that technically is a cataract but not usually significant; More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more
Cataract types: A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Most people will develop a diffuse clouding of the lens with age. This is referred to as a "nuclear sclerotic" cataract, or a senile cataract. It develops slowly after age 50-60, and may never have to be removed. A cortical cataract is a clouding usually on the front of the lens and may cause signficant glare. It may develop more quickly. ...Read more
Cataract: Most people with symptomatic cataract will report glare and haloes during night driving, problems seeing road signs until they are close to them, trouble reading even with glasses, and/or trouble seeing in bright sunshine. If you concerned about possible cataracts, see your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Glare ; blur: Depending on the type of cataract, most symptoms involve glare from light sources (halos around lights, streaks), and blurry vision in one or both eyes. Sometimes asymmetric cataracts will affect depth perception. Most symptoms manifest at night when the pupil dilates and glare tends to increase. This symptom often decreases one's desire to drive at night. Always a good idea to check spectacles. ...Read more
Not usually: 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. Flashing lights usually due to vitreous changes, retinal traction, hole, detachment, or brain blood flow issues/migraines; More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more
Blur: The most common symptoms of early cataracts are blurred vision, glare and sensitivity to light. If you are having any of these symptoms, see your eye doctor to determine whether cataracts are the cause. ...Read more
Various: Cataract is a generic term for any opacity in the structure of the natural lens. You can be born with anything from trivial opacities to profound deposits. The minor ones frquently do not need anything done and cause no symptoms. The major ones can block vision, cause an eye to turn in or out, and can cause permanent loss of vision. Your pediatric ophthalmologist is an expert at these. ...Read more
Decreased vision...: ... Glare, need for increased lighting are the most common symptoms of cataracts. A cataract is the natural clouding of the lens in the eye. The only treatment available is removing the clouded lens material and replacing it with a lens implant. This implant will not cloud up, and cataracts will not develop again after the procedure. ...Read more
I did a search for diagnosis of some of my symptoms and came up with cataract. What do doctors look for to diagnose it?
See lens whitening: Cataract cause: Cataract occur from change in lens proteins which cause whitening/clouding/opacity of clear lens composition: can be due to an infection or inflammation from birth/congential (ie, rubella), old age/genetics, steroid use, trauma, poor diet; smoking & Diabetes increases risk. Can be seen on microscope (slit lamp) exam easily. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more
Do I have the symptoms for cataracts? In the past year, I have had trouble seeing clearly, especially at night. I'm diabetic and just turned 60. Could I have cataracts?
It is certainly possible you are having some symptoms from cataracts. A cataract is a change to your natural lens (usually clouding of the lens). Diabetics tend to get cataracts earlier. Symptoms such as decreased vision, glare/halos around lights at night, or a decrease in overall night vision are common symptoms. A full dialated eye exam will allow your ophthalmologist to examine your natural lens and tell you the status of your cataract.
As mentioned earlier, modern cataract surgery is painless and hugely sucessfull. The main indication for surgery is ultimately in your hands. I tell my patients, "it is time to do surgery when you say it is time to do surgery". Basically, your symptoms have to be bothering you enough to want to go through cataract sugery and the associated risks with surgery. ...Read more
Diagnosed with cataracts and glaucoma. Since glaucoma and diabetes have similar symptoms, should I be checked for diabetes as a precaution?
Doesn't hurt: Most people with glaucoma do not actually have any symptoms, and the link between diabetes and glaucoma is confusing (linked in some studies and not in others). However diabetes is very common and you are over age 40, so a reasonable thing to check just for general health - see your primary doc for advice on this. ...Read more
My sister is 41yo. In 2yrs her myopia get worse from-2, 50to-4, 50.Now she has problem with contrast (shops, night).Are these symptoms of cataract or rp?
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
Yes: 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
Constant decreases: Almost any type of decreased or distorted vision can be caused by cataracts. It is important to note that whatever deficit occurs, it is constant. That is, it is not better one day and worse the next, but rather slowly progressive. ...Read more
Blurry vision: There are many symptoms of cataracts from early ones like glare, poor night vision, blurry vision at extremes of vision. Eventually the cataracts will progress and a film will seem to cover the vision, more light will be needed, color vision changes, and finally a loss of best corrected vision. Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the world where cataract surgery is not as available. ...Read more
Many or none: Everyone is different. I've had pts with very poor vision who says they have no symptoms. Then there are people who have 20/20 vision with symptoms usually the first symptoms are trouble with small prints and glare at night. Next complaint is they can't see the scores or words on tv, followed by not being able to read or see the signs very well when driving or see the numbers on the bus. ...Read more
What are the top symptoms of cataracts? Recently, I have been experiencing blurry vision during the day and some loss of my night vision ability. As a middle-aged woman, I am starting to become scared that I might be getting age-related cataracts. What ar
Your symptoms may simply mean you need eyeglasses for better distance vision. If you already wear eyeglasses then your prescription may have changed. Only a comprehensive eye examination will reveal the cause of your blurred vision.
If you do have cataracts, then your vision can easily be restored with a painless, outpatient procedure. ...Read more
6 wks after cataract surgery, still see peripheral shimmering light. Implants 11.5D; 13.5D. What if symptoms do not improve as DR thinks they will?
What type of implant: If it was a multifocal implant, it is common to see glare and haloes. If you are seeing flashing lights, see your eyeMD for dilated exam. If lights shimmers this is likely haloes from the implant and usually go away/brain adapts in weeks-months. Rarely are implants exchanged if such symptoms continue but is an option if continues. ...Read more
Just started dulera. Was on symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). Is side-effect profile similar? Any more likely to have sinus symptoms on dulera? How about cataracts?
I don't think the side effect profile is any different between the two but the actual side effects will be depended on the total dose of steroid included.
There is a minor risk for cataracts with any inhaled steroid but this is a minor issue when compared to uncontrolled asthma. As for response, some people do prefer one over another- a toss-up. ...Read more
Can anterior vitreous detachment occur before pvd? Does it reduce the retinal risks assoc with cataract surgery? Symptoms other than floaters?
Vitreous detachment: May occur at the level of the anterior retina adjacent to an area called the ora serrata. The vitreous may delaminate from the retina at any location, meaning either posterior or anterior at anytime either from trauma or idiopathic. If the vitreous is already detached from the retina, then the risks of a retinal detachment is theoretically reduced. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Bifocals: Progressive lenses provide distance, intermediate and near vision without lines but are expensive. Bifocals provide distance and near vision with a line for about half the price of a progressive. Trifocals add intermediate vision with an additional line and the cost can approximate progressives. Some people can't adapt to progressive lenses but can tolerate bifocals and trifocals and vice vers. ...Read more
Will my vision improve immediately after having cataract surgery? I need cataract surgery, but I'm worried that I won't be able to see after the surgery. I'll need to return to work as soon as possible after the procedure. How long will it take for my vis
Vision improves fast: Cataract surgery is a quick and easy procedure from which you can recover. Most people begin to see better within a day of the procedure, but this depends on the degree of cataract as well as the type of cataract surgery you have. Depending on your work, you may be able to resume normal activities almost immediately. Speak with your eye surgeon about your particular situation. ...Read more
Progression: Almost all cataracts except some that are congenital, will progress to the point of complete blockage of the vision over time. The rate is variable. There is a slightly higher risk to treating cataracts in more advanced stages so it is better to have them removed when the vision is functionally disturbed. ...Read more