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Is Surgery Is The Best Way To Correct A Cataract
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
Cataract surgery scheduled for right eye (first) -10.75 diopters then left -6. DR "might" patch left eye after right eye surgery. Patch best way?
Most likely : I would follow closely the advice of the opthomologist ...Read more
Is cataract surgery the only solution for getting rid of cataracts? I would like to find the best solution for treating the cataract in my right eye. I am wondering if surgery is the only solution or if there are other options available. If they are avail
I have significant astigmatism, is doing cataract surgery with a lens. Surgeon said the lens can only correct 10 to 25% astigmatism. Is it worthy?
High Astigmatism : I'd get a second opinion regarding this. If your astigmatism is so high that a toric IOL is only able to correct 10-25%, of you astigmatism, I'm wondering whether you have an underlying corneal degenerative condition, like keratoconus. An acrysof toric will correct a max of about 4 diopters. If what has been measured is 75% more or about 7 diopters oF astigmatism, it's not worth it in my opinion. ...Read more
70 with a cataract with deteriorating vision. Lost right eye from a childhood accident. What are risks in having surgery & how can I find best surgeon?
Minimal Risks: Cataract surgery has advanced such that risks are minimal, but not non-existant. You should only consider surgery if your life-style is being significantly limited by deteriorating vision. Contact your state ophthalmological society to get names of highly skilled cataract surgeons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should anew prescription be given to you before cataract surgery? I am having cataract surgery;the optemetrist has examantion my eyes stated i need them removed then he gives me a prescription before surgery. My vision will change, am i correct,
I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why?
My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.
Double vision: Double vision after cataract surgery can be caused by many issues such as residual refractive error, eye misalignment, corneal irregularity, decentration or tilt of lens implants, retinal swelling, or other issues. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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