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Oil Drop 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
Can the eye drop N-acetylcarnosine reverse cataract? If it doesn't, is there another type that does? How long should I wait before surgery?
N-acetylcarnosine: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr not concerned about night blindness when driving & doesn't know why. Could monovision, mild glaucoma, mild cataracts or travatan drop cause this?
Yes: I'd bet the mono vision is the biggest culprit to your symptoms. Cataracts are also a source of glare disturbance. Glaucoma, as you've described mild, is not likely the source. Travatan may cause corneal surface irritation which can blur vision and, consequently, may affect your night driving. First of all try wearing fully corrected spectacles or contacts to evaluate whether or not helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having cataract surgery and am so afraid of vigamox eye drops and my doc won't use anything else..most docs use a flour quilon, I'm afraid.
None: Treatment is surgery. It works well. Go for it. ...Read more
Yes: Dry eye is the most common cause of eye irritation (can be due to meibomian gland disease/blepharitis or rosacea), - can be chronic if not addressed properly. Use lid hygiene (info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com) routine, artificial tears (non-preserved tears are best) for relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers