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Is chamomile recommended to get rid of cataracts?

Is chamomile recommended to get rid of cataracts?

No: Chamomile may be recommended for many things, but there is no scientific evidence that it prevents cataracts. ...Read more

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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Does chamomile help to get rid of cataracts?

Does chamomile help to get rid of cataracts?

No: There is no medical treatment that can get rid of cataracts. You can slow progression by using sunglasses and hats to protect yourself from ultraviolet. More info about surgery: http://www.2020vision. Com/procedures_cataract_surgery. Html. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my snug piercing. How did I get rid of it? And I have tried everything like tea tree oil, hot compresses and chamomile tea. Do I need to take my earring out?

I have a bump on my snug piercing. How did I get rid of it? And I have tried everything like tea tree oil, hot compresses and chamomile tea. Do I need to take my earring out?

A bump?: Is this bump red or inflamed? Is it sore? Oozing pus or blood? If so, it might be infected and you would need to remove the earring. You may want your doctor to take a look at it, regardless. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of cataracts?

How do you get rid of cataracts?

Surgery: At this time, cataracts are removed surgically through small incisions. The natural lens is then replaced with a permanent artificial lens. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of cataracts?

Prevent worseing: 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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Can you get rid of cataracts without having surgery?

No: Cataracts never clear up by themselves and there are no known medications, laser treatments etc to make them clear. The only way is to remove them with surgery. ...Read more

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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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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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After my cataract surgery I had 2 streaks when I look at any lights at night, my doctor did a yag laser to get rid of the strea none

After my cataract surgery I had 2 streaks when I look at any lights at night, my doctor did a yag laser to get rid of the strea none

Post Cat Surgery: Common Post Cataract Surgery Issues: need for glasses still; need YAG laser due to PCO (Posterior Capsular Opacification: happens in 10-25% of patients): YAG laser helps decrease glare/streaks of light patients notice from PCO; more info at: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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What kind of vitamins or food should I take to prevent, retina detachment nd cataracts or what the doctors recommend to prevent all of that?

There are no : Vitamins to prevent cataract or retinal detachment. But there are some to keep the eyes otherwise healthy; the antioxidants, the omegas and other minerals important for retinal health, all are found in everyday vitamins today. ...Read more

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82 year old-jetrea treatment early jan. 2014. Since eyestrain, eyelid heaviness and tired. Dr keeps postponing cataract surgery. Others recommend.?

When to do cataracts: If no macular issues & 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. More info:eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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Any home remedies that help prevent nightmares, sleep paralysis?, chamomile tea good?

Any home remedies that help prevent nightmares, sleep paralysis?, chamomile tea good?

Tough question: There are no proven remedies for nightmares or sleep paralysis. You should avoid herbal supplement use with your current medications. Have you always had these symptoms or is this new since starting your current medications? Check with your physician if changing therapy may help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for colicky abdominal pain and bloating and does chamomile tea work for this situation?

What is the best treatment for colicky abdominal pain and bloating and does chamomile tea work for this situation?

Wait and watch: Colic goes away on its own usually by 5 or 6 months of age. There are not any real medications to treat it other than the herbal formulas as you have already used. Always check with your doctor as other problems can cause symptoms like colic- most commonly acid reflux disease ...Read more

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

What was cataract treatment like in the 1900s? 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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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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Will my medical problems prevent me from undergoing cataract surgery safely?

Unlikely: Because cataract surgery is done with local sedation and not general anethesia most people are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. That being said most surgeons will require that you get medical clearence from your pcp first. ...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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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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Are cataracts inherited? Is there any way to prevent getting them?

Are cataracts inherited? Is there any way to prevent getting them?

Yes: Some are inherited. Cataracts are typically a natural aging process, but can avoid outside factors that accelerate their formation -- oxygenation (eye surgery), uv, radiation, meds, trauma, etc. ...Read more

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How do cataracts prevent glasses from making you see well?

Block light: The eye works like a camera. Glasses function like focusing the camera lens to give the sharpest image. However, a cataract (a clouding of the natural lens in your eye) is more like having dirt on the lens of the camera. This dirt will block the light and decrease the image quality even if the lens is in perfect focus. ...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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Please help! What is the treatment for senile cataract?

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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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.

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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Do sunglasses just delay or prevent cataracts?

Do sunglasses just delay or prevent cataracts?

Delay: Sun protection has been proven to delay the time of onset of cataracts but not to prevent the development if you were going to get them anyway. Sunglasses are a useful and recommended thing to wear in the face of bright sunlight. ...Read more

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I am told I have beginning cataracts. Is there anything I can do prevent further development:nutritional supplements?

I am told I have beginning cataracts.  Is there anything I can do prevent further development:nutritional supplements?

Yes and no....: Unfortunately there is no known method to completely stop the progression of cataracts. The rate of progression can be slowed by using uv protection, quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy diet. No nutritional supplement has been clinically proven to significantly slow cataract progression to date. Regular eye exams for early detection is the best management of cataracts. ...Read more

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My mom has very bad vision. She is 63 with glaucoma and almost went blind if she didn't have surgeries for cataracts. Anything I can do tohelp/prevent?

My mom has very bad vision. She is 63 with glaucoma and almost went blind if she didn't have surgeries for cataracts. Anything I can do tohelp/prevent?

Personal support: She has to take her medications on schedule and keep the appointments that are scheduled. You cannot do these for her but you can remind her to help herself; you can give her your love and best wishes; you can drive her to appointments if needed; and go to the pharmacy for prescriptions. There is nothing to prevent as she already has these condtions. ...Read more

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My mom has very bad vision. She is 63 with glaucoma and almost went blind if she didn't have surgeries for cataracts. How to prevent self from getting?

My mom has very bad vision. She is 63 with glaucoma and almost went blind if she didn't have surgeries for cataracts. How to prevent self from getting?

Preventing glaucoma: I know of no way to prevent glaucoma if you're destined to get it through genetic linkages to someone in your family. The best prophylaxis in my opinion is to have regular eye appointments where the pressure is checked and intervened on at the first sign of trouble. Otherwise, just good general principles of good health, exercise, healthy dieting/weight, check for diabetes, etc. etc. ...Read more

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My sight went from 20 to 20 too much worse after up eyelid surgery, and lids are lumpy. Will good sight return? Are cataracts inevitable/ how to prevent?

Talk to your surgeon: Your vision should not change with upper eyelid surgery. Some lumpiness immediately after surgery is normal, and should resolve with time, but any vision changes should be discussed with the surgeon asap. If your are using eye lubricants after surgery however, they can cause blurry vision. Cataracts are a separate problem entirely, discuss with your eye md. ...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