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Doctor insights on: Eye Drops That Dissolve Cataracts

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Are there any eye drops to treat cataracts?

Are there any eye drops to treat cataracts?

No: There has been a lot of research in this area but no drop has been proven effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

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


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Which eye drops works for senile cataracts?

Which eye drops works for senile cataracts?

None: No eye drop has been shown to improve cataracts, despite a few that advertise as much. ...Read more

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I have a cataract in one eye, is it safe to use eye drops, when my eye is irritating ?

I have a cataract in one eye, is it safe to use eye drops, when my eye is irritating ?

Yes: Dry eye is the most common cause of eye irritation (can be due to meibomian gland disease/blepharitis or rosacea), - can be chronic if not addressed properly. Use lid hygiene (info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com) routine, artificial tears (non-preserved tears are best) for relief. ...Read more

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Cataract procedure after 3weeks of eye drops,all ok. But 3days after, redness appeared, he gave fluormesolone for another 3 wks .it was gone exceptNow?

Cataract procedure after 3weeks of eye drops,all ok. But 3days after, redness appeared, he gave fluormesolone for another 3 wks .it was gone exceptNow?

Inflamation: Sounds like you had inflammation of the eye, the FML (fluorometholone) drops are steroids to calm the inflammation. Sounds like you needed a bit longer than most to calm your eye. As long as you are seeing well, no pain or redness it is most likely fine! ...Read more

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Do eye drops help get rid of cataracts?

Do eye drops help get rid of cataracts?

No: Although some products advertise this, it has never been proven. Cataracts need to be treated surgically. ...Read more

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After cataract surgery will i always need eye drops?

After cataract surgery will i always need eye drops?

Drops after CE: After Cataract Extraction/surgery, we use steroid drops to decrease inflammation for about 2-6wks, antibiotics to prevent infection x 1wk, NSAID (nonsteroidal) every day for 4-6+wks depending on other risk factors (diabetes, etc) to avoid swelling in macula; after all drops done, usually only drops needed are artificial tears if dry eye sx; pts with glaucoma need drops for life usually. ...Read more

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Should my friend be concerned about accumulation of fluid in her eye after cataract surgery? She believes the fluid may result from eye drops she's taking. Those are: bromday, predforte, and vigamox.

Should my friend be concerned about accumulation of fluid in her eye after cataract surgery? She believes the fluid may result from eye drops she's taking. Those are: bromday, predforte, and vigamox.

She : She needs to see her surgeon. In the vast majority of cases, there should be no issues like this. How come she can't get ahold of her surgeon? This makes no sense to me. It's a shame that you have to go online to ask this question for your friend instead of having her call her surgeon directly and resolving the issue in minutes. In my practice, all surgical patients are given my email and cell phone number. That is what i would want if i were the patient! ...Read more

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Can the eye drop N-acetylcarnosine reverse cataract? If it doesn't, is there another type that does? How long should I wait before surgery?

N-acetylcarnosine: 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: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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A cataract surgery was performed in aug/sept 2011. My eyes are always tired and i look tired too. Yes, I use drops for dryness. I am frustrated. Help!?

A cataract surgery was performed in aug/sept 2011. My eyes are always tired and i look tired too. Yes, I use drops for dryness. I am frustrated. Help!?

Not related to : Your tired eyes are not related to a cataract surgery done last year. Have you gotten new glasses since surgery? What does your ophthalmologist tell you is causing the tired eyes? ...Read more

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Did cataract operation.Her eyes are tearing. Taking ketotifen drops and eye lubricant.Doctor said that her eyes are dry.Why her eyes are tearing.

Reflex tearing: Irritated eyes tear. Ketotifen drops can cause irritation to the surface. They are used to help reduce inflammation inside the eye. This tearing should not last beyond a day or two after surgery. Contact the surgeon if it persists. ...Read more

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I'm having cataract surgery and am so afraid of vigamox eye drops and my doc won't use anything else..most docs use a flour quilon, I'm afraid.

I'm having cataract surgery and am so afraid of vigamox eye drops and my doc won't use anything else..most docs use a flour quilon, I'm afraid.

Cataract surgery: If you are allergic or have had an adverse reaction to Vigamox , there are several other antibiotic drops you can take prior to cataract surgery. You should discuss it with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more