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Do sunglasses just delay or prevent cataracts?

Do sunglasses just delay or prevent cataracts?

Delay: Sun protection has been proven to delay the time of onset of cataracts but not to prevent the development if you were going to get them anyway. Sunglasses are a useful and recommended thing to wear in the face of bright sunlight. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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Could sunglasses help prevention of cataract?

Could sunglasses help prevention of cataract?

Somewhat: Since the only known accelerant for cataracts, regular use of sunglasses can help delay the progression. ...Read more

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Will my medical problems prevent me from undergoing cataract surgery safely?

Will my medical problems prevent me from undergoing cataract surgery safely?

Unlikely: Because cataract surgery is done with local sedation and not general anethesia most people are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. That being said most surgeons will require that you get medical clearence from your pcp first. ...Read more

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Are cataracts inherited? Is there any way to prevent getting them?

Are cataracts inherited? Is there any way to prevent getting them?

Yes: Some are inherited. Cataracts are typically a natural aging process, but can avoid outside factors that accelerate their formation -- oxygenation (eye surgery), uv, radiation, meds, trauma, etc. ...Read more

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Please advise what is best prevention for cataract?

Please advise what is best prevention for cataract?

Not much: Since most cataracts are caused by aging, there is little prevention. There is some association with smoking and sunlight exposure. So wear glasses or hat when outside and don't smoke. Cataract surgery is a very successful procedure should the cataracts impair you. ...Read more

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How do cataracts prevent glasses from making you see well?

How do cataracts prevent glasses from making you see well?

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 more

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I am told I have beginning cataracts. Is there anything I can do do prevent further development:nutritional supplements?

I am told I have beginning cataracts.  Is there anything I can do do prevent further development:nutritional supplements?

Yes and no....: Unfortunately there is no known method to completely stop the progression of cataracts. The rate of progression can be slowed by using uv protection, quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy diet. No nutritional supplement has been clinically proven to significantly slow cataract progression to date. Regular eye exams for early detection is the best management of cataracts. ...Read more

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What kind of vitamins or food should I take to prevent, retina detachment nd cataracts or what the doctors recommend to prevent all of that?

There are no : Vitamins to prevent cataract or retinal detachment. But there are some to keep the eyes otherwise healthy; the antioxidants, the omegas and other minerals important for retinal health, all are found in every day vitamins today. ...Read more

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My sight went from 20/20 to much worse after up eyelid surgery, and lids are lumpy. Will good sight return? Are cataracts inevitable/ how to prevent?

Talk to your surgeon: Your vision should not change with upper eyelid surgery. Some lumpiness immediately after surgery is normal, and should resolve with time, but any vision changes should be discussed with the surgeon asap. If your are using eye lubricants after surgery however, they can cause blurry vision. Cataracts are a separate problem entirely, discuss with your eye md. ...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