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Medications That Cause Cataracts
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
I was told by my surgeon the reason l felt so much pain during my cataract operation was my medication can you tell my what tablets can cause this?
No tablet medication: I can think of none of usual daily tablet medications that would account for pain during cataract surgery. A good retrobulbar block anesthesia completely eliminates pain of surgery by nerve block. Topical and intracameral anesthesia blocks pain at the end organ. Both methods usually yield pain free surgery. There is a rare person whose body chemistry rapidly deactivates the "caine" anestheticsSee 1 more doctor answer
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? .
Aging: Sunshine exposure are the only two reasons I know?!
Time: Most cataracts are caused by age related degeneration in the proteins in the lens of the eye. This degeneration causes the lens to lose its transparency. Cataract formation can be accelerated by trauma, steroids and other medications, diabetes, smoking, excessive ultraviolet light exposure and some other things. See your eye doctor if you suspect cataracts.See 2 more doctor answers
Aging and...: The biggest factor is aging, but ultraviolet light (sunlight, tanning boothes) and smoking are big factors as well. Some medical diseases such as diabetes, and some medications, such as steroids can also lead to increasing cataracts. More info: cataract surgery michigan.See 4 more doctor answers
Usually age: If you live long enough, you will get cataracts--not everyone is bothered by cataracts or needs surgery to remove them. Cataracts can also be present at birth or may be caused by certain medical conditions, like diabetes. In addition, a cataract may be caused by an injury or as a side effect of other eye surgery.See 2 more doctor answers
Clouding of the lens: Cataract is when the natural lens inside the eye becomes cloudy or opaque. Treatment is indicated if it is affecting your ability to see and perform normal activities of daily living. The clouding usually starts in the late 50's and surgery is usually indicated in the late 60's - 70 years of age. Most common is age. Also trauma, inflamation, genetics, steroids, and eye surgery.See 2 more doctor answers
No pain: Thank you for your question. In general, cataracts are associated with reduced quality of vision. Patients typically report that reading road signs becomes more difficult, and they may have glare and halos when driving at night time. However, cataracts are not associated with pain. There are some rare cataract conditions associated with pain, but 99% of cataracts are painless
Depends: Cataract occur from change in lens proteins which cause whitening/clouding/opacity of lens; can be due to: infection/ inflammation from birth/congential (ie, rubella), old age (senile)/genetics, steroid/meds, trauma (causes acute change), poor diet; smoking, Diabetes increases risk. Full med list: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com. Causing meds can still have lasting effect once stopped: depends on med.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Cataracts are caused by many things, including age. Most people will develop cataracts later in life, but in some diabetics, especially poorly controlled diabetics they are more likely to develop cataracts earlier.See 4 more doctor answers
Any U-V light can: Tanning involves exposure to u-v (ultraviolet) light. This wavelength of light has been connected with increased growth of cataracts, and with progression of macular degeneration. If you are tanning, you should always wear the protective eyewear that they provide, and when you are out in the sun, you should wear hats and/or sunglasses to shield your eyes.See 2 more doctor answers
No: Cataract is a condition that arises in a persons natural lens therefore surgery is the only way to get rid of a cataract.See 1 more doctor answer
Very little data: There is very little data about the relationship between smoking cannabis and the development of cataracts. Smoking anything at all is not good for you (because of the particulate matter), and cannabis certainly has other ill health effects (COPD, lung and oral cancer, development of breasts (gynecomastia) in men), and some health benefits. Cataracts are not among either.
What could have caused cataract for 57+ F having controlled BP (with medicine) & sugar levels (diet only)?
Aging or diabetes: Every year there are a dozen or more patients in my practice with cataracts in their 50's that need surgery. Even though cataracts are more common in older age groups, some people get them at a younger age for unknown reasons. Diabetics in general get cataracts at an earlier age than the general population. It is thought that with wide swings in blood sugar that the lens becomes damaged.See 1 more doctor answer
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