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In What Are The Ways Can I Do To Protect My Vision If I Have Cataract
Several: Quality sunglasses that will block uv-a and uv-b rays, stop smoking (if you smoke) and ocuvite (or equivalent) vitamins. Be wary of cheap sunglasses as they do not block the uv rays as effectively, yet the tint will dilate your pupils allowing more uv rays to enter your eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Gradually decreases: Cataracts are a gradual clouding of the lens of the eye. When the lens becomes clouded it is difficult to see clearly. The vision clarity decreases over months to years to the point where someone can be virtually blind if the cataract remains untreated. Surgical removal of the cataract with implantation of new lens will correct the vision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can only old people get cataracts? I'm 25 years old, and sometimes i can't see well because my vision is cloudy or i see double. Could I have cataracts?
Anyone can get them: Cataracts are a clouding of the crystalline lens in your eye. The most common reason for cataracts to form is age, however, people can be born with them, get them from trauma, or due to medications such as steroids. Cloudy or double vision can be due to cataract, but if it is intermittent, it is more likely due to dry eye, astigmatism, or another cause. Best way to know is a dilated eye exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cataract years: 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 soon 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 decide for surgery soon. eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 50 and discovered I had cataract 3 months ago. Two weeks ago my vision started to deteriorate more. Can cataract develops badly that quick?
Cataracts: Some patients can get clouding of the membrane that holds the new intraocular lens in place. This is called a secondary membrane, and is removed with a simple laser procedure. There are other causes. You should see your own eye doctor to figure out the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cataracts: Generally don't cause rapid changes in vision unless there is something precipitating rapid development of cataracts like corticosteroid use. Consider the possibility of diabetes where uncontrolled sugar levels can affect vision changes rapidly. See pcp &/or ophthalmologist for thorough exam & tests. When cataracts reach point of significantly reduced vision, usual option is surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, that is routine: A cataract is the clouding of the eye's natural lens. Virtually all cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and placing an artificial intra-ocular lens (iol) implant in its place. There are some newer more advanced iols that act like intraocular invisible bifocals to minimize need for postoperative glasses (multifocal iols) or to treat pre-exisiting astigmatism (toric iol). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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