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Is cortical spoking a type of cataract?

Is cortical spoking a type of cataract?

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

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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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What is meant by cortical cataract.?

What is meant by cortical cataract.?

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

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What is the main difference between cortical and senile cataract.?

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

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What is the technical definition of posterior polar cataract?

What is the technical definition of posterior polar cataract?

Cataract from birth: When the lens is being formed during pregnancy, sometimes the back portion of the lens forms abnormally and can leave an opacified area. Many times this is not visually significant, but it can be. Any opacification of part of the lens is considered a cataract. Since this occurs from birth it is called a congenital cataract. ...Read more

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How common is it for a 30 year old to develop a cataract and what is the treatment?

Uncommon: But not unheard of. Do not have surgery unless your vision and activities are affected by the cataract. Slow progression by using ultraviolet protection such as a hat and/or sunglasses! ...Read more

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What are the types of cataract in the eyes?

Multiple: A cataract is a change in the transparency of the natural lens of the eye. A few appear at birth, some from chronic or inherited disease, some from trauma or chemotherapy and most later in life. They can diffusely affect transparency, others occur in a single layer and some cause changes in various layers. If you have one your ophthalmologist can tell you which type and advise treatment. ...Read more

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I think I have a cataract! im only 60?

Young cataract: Cataract can occur at any age, including congenital cataract. My youngest cataract patient was 1 week at the time of surgery. My oldest was 99 years old. Most patients are around 70, but it can definitely occur in the 50s and 60s especially for those on chronic steroids for autoimmune conditions and diabetics. ...Read more

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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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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 sort of disease is a cataract?

Various causes: But typically an age-related clouding of the lens which slowly decreases vision but is reversible after replacing with a clear lens. Is very common and develops in everyone eventually but only recommend removal if visually significant. ...Read more

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