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What was cataract treatment like in the 1900's? How has it improved since then?

What was cataract treatment like in the 1900's? How has it improved since then?

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

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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


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What are some alternative cataract treatment methods?

What are some alternative cataract treatment methods?

Surgery/no surgery: These are the only management options. Cataract surgery can be delayed until vision loss interferes with lifestyle. Glasses can sometimes improve thew vision somewhat. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a senile cataract?

What is the treatment for a senile cataract?

Senile cataract: This really depends on how the cataract affects your vision. If vision is a problem then you will need cataract surgery. ...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's the best treatment to get rid of cataract?

What's the best treatment to get rid of cataract?

Surgery: Cataracts are a loss of transparency of the lens of the eye cllouding the image. Most are age related. The only possible treatment is surgical removal with insertion of a prosthetic lens. Techniques now are so advanced, safe and predictable that there is nothing to fear from this course. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the treatment for senile cataract?

Standard removal: The standard of care is the performance of phacoemulsification removal in a surgical eye operative suite. This is certainly true for senile cataracts which are those which occur in the aged. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have cataracts.Is there any successful treatment that doesn't involve surgery?

Cataract Prevention: 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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Cataract - iol hard plastic lenses - what is the postoperative healing period?

Cataract - iol hard plastic lenses - what is the postoperative healing period?

Post op CS healing: Most routine cataract surgery cases "heal" in 5-30d, depending on pt's age, cataract density, eye risk factors (ie, narrow angle, short eye, previous eye surgery, DM, uveitis hx, etc). If pt is healthy, young, soft cat, experienced surgeon, no complications, standardy IOL hard plastic lens, recovery usually 5-7days. Drops are continued for wks most cases. More info: http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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Rapid onset cataracts. Age 51. Diopters went from minus 5 to minus 12 in less than a year. What are the potential causes? Yes surgery is treatment.

Typical course: Many cataracts develop with a thickening of the lens which adds minus power. This can occur at various rates and degrees and yours certainly is extreme. Cataract removal is highly successfuly and in addition will correct the basic power of your eyes. It sounds like you are ready for this. Discuss with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Will i need to stop taking my prostate medication before surgery for my cataracts? I'll need cataract surgery in the coming year. I take flomax (tamsulosin) for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment? .

Will i need to stop taking my prostate medication before surgery for my cataracts? I'll need cataract surgery in the coming year. I take flomax (tamsulosin) for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment? 

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I : I agree---going off the medicine does not good. Just let your doctor know that you are on it and he can take the necessary operative precaustions during the surgery. Don't let this stop you from having the surgery that will improve your vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more