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85 year old with Salzmann's is scheduled for cataract removal surgery. Are there any concerns? Should nodules be removed prior to surgery? Scaring?

85 year old with Salzmann's is scheduled for cataract removal surgery.  Are there any concerns?  Should nodules be removed prior to surgery?  Scaring?

Salzmann's nodules: hyaline deposits between the epithelium and Bowmans membrane of Cornea causing astigmatism. Superficial keratectomy of astigmatism-inducing Salzmann’s nodules should always be performed prior to cataract surgery. Stable keratometry readings and IOL calculations cannot be reliably obtained until 3 to 6 weeks after surgery. Toric IOLs should be avoided because of the risk of recurrent nodule. ...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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Can homeopathic medicine remove cataracts?

Can homeopathic medicine remove cataracts?

No: There is no proof or study of any treatment to reverse cataracts other than surgery. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens to cataracts if you don't remove them?

Please help! what happens to cataracts if you don't remove them?

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

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My mothers had her cataracts removed but still no vision.. Was it unsuccessful then?

My mothers had her cataracts removed but still no vision.. Was it unsuccessful then?

Other problem: Cataract removal is sometimes helpful to allow the ophthalmologist to view the back of the eye since the cataract is in the way. In the case of your mom, it is likely that she has some problem in the back of the eye like macular degeneration that could not b e seen ahead of time due to the cataract. She should get an answer from her operating surgeon. ...Read more

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If you have a cataract, can it be too early to have it removed? If so, why? I have one but Dr says it's not ready. I don't understand why wait.

If you have a cataract, can it be too early to have it removed?  If so, why?  I have one but Dr says it's not ready.  I don't understand why wait.

Cataract: when: Not all cataracts require surgery. If best vision is worse than 20/40 or glare is significantly affecting VA, most surgeons prefer to do surgery sooner but depends on pt's sx, pt's risk factors, pt's preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on glasses & even glasses free after surgery which helps many in decision process: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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When do cataracts get removed?

When do cataracts get removed?

With vision problems: You should have your cataracts operated on cataracts when they affect your activitities of daily living. "you have problems doing things you like, or need to do", or there is medical reasons that the cataracts should be taken care of (causing glaucoma!). There is no set vision (i.e. 20/40 or 20/50) that indicates you should have surgery. You should have symptoms, or need to pass drivers exam. ...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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Do cataracts reacur after. Being. Removed?

No: But sometimes there can be a haziness that develops behind the lens implant. This can be treated with a laser. ...Read more

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