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Medicine For Cataracts
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 protected] Causing meds can still have lasting effect once stopped: depends on med. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: Treatment is surgery. It works well. Go for it. ...Read more
Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like cataract? What tests are needed?
I have cataract at initial stage i am taking your ceneria martima with alcohal from 3 year disease not increase if i take medicine long time any prob?
No problem: While more research is needed, Cineraria Martima Succus eyedrops have been widely reported to stop the progression of cataracts but seldom reverses them. It is safe to take long term, but there are other options that may work even better. See http://www.healingtheeye.com/Articles/Cataracts.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-drug treatment: Best way to treat cataracts is with surgery: traditional phacoemulsification/ultrasound energy is used to remove a cataract. Innovative Femtosecond lasers now can help speed recovery time & likely decrease overall energy needed to remove cataract (which likely is good for long term eye health). Natural ways to treat cataract: see "cataract prevention" at http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father has cataract for several years. Is there any medicine or nutrition supplements recommended?
Good health: There is no medicine or nutrition which will delay the development of the cataract. It sounds like a slowly advancing one. He should eat a healthy diet and be in the best of shape for a long life. Cataract surgery is highly successful and minimally traumatic. Tell him not to worry. ...Read moreSee 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?
Are there vasodialator Rx's that lower high blood pressure? Or, are all bp medicine types vasodialators? Have white coat & can't do cataract operation
BP medications: There are many different medications to help w/high BP. Please start w/a visit to your doctor. He/she may refer you to a specialist if needed. Many people experience white coat syndrome and doctors know how to factor that in and help you cope. Peace and good health. ...Read more
A female late50's was told she's in early stages of low cataract today..what does this mean and can it be reversed? Natural and medical/surgical
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Causes of Cataracts: Cataracts are most often due to or made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroid medication, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic conditions; can be congenital as well. You may have some of these risk factors. Your eyemd should be able to help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers