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Medications That Cause Cataracts
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" anesthetics ...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
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 for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment?
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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: email@example.com. Causing meds can still have lasting effect once stopped: depends on med. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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