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Does Weed Help Cataracts
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
Unlikely: N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, it has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies were paid for by company who has vested interest. It is not FDA approved. Likely sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants is just as good; so there is still not enough proof. More info at: email@example.com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Aging: Sunshine exposure are the only two reasons i know?! ...Read more
Amblyopia & CS: Amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop. If told have severe amblyopia, it is unlikely for a cataract surgery to improve vision. However, that said, I & many eyeMDs have patients who were told they had a lazy eye but ended up having significantly improved vision after cataract surgery or PPV/ vitrectomy. See eyedoc2020.Blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom is getting age-related cataract. What can I/she do in daily life to help her recover from this without a surgery?TY
New glasses?: First of all make sure her glasses are up to date. As long as she's able to do her activities if daily living she should be ok without cataract surgery. Eventually however they may get to the point where it's her only option. When she can't do what she likes to do anymore because if the cataracts , that's when it's time for surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me, could the removal of a congenital cataract in an adult help improve their vision?
Congential Cataract: Congential Cataract can cause amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop. If told have severe amblyopia, it is unlikely for a cataract surgery to give 20/20. Pts who were told they had a lazy eye can have significantly improved VA after cataract surgery. See eyedoc2020.Blogspot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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