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Oil Drop Cataract
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
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: eyedoc2020@blogspot. ComSee 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.See 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.
Drops for cataract: At this time in medical progress - no.See 1 more doctor answer
None: Treatment is surgery. It works well. Go for it.
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.See 3 more doctor answers
Cataract procedure after 3weeks of eye drops, all ok. But 3days after, redness appeared, he gave fluormesolone for another 3 wks. It was gone exceptNow?
No: No drops have been proven to hault, or treat cataracts.See 2 more doctor answers
A cataract surgery was performed in aug/sept 2011. My eyes are always tired and I look tired too. Yes, I use drops for dryness. I am frustrated. Help!?
Would using 1 drop 2x daily for 2 weeks lotemax (loteprednol) gel 0.5 % causes any side effect or risk to eyes such cataract or glaucoma?
Prob not: That dose for that period of time will likely not have adverse side effects.See 1 more doctor answer
Drops after CE: After Cataract Extraction/surgery, we use steroid drops to decrease inflammation for about 2-6wks, antibiotics to prevent infection x 1wk, NSAID (nonsteroidal) every day for 4-6+wks depending on other risk factors (diabetes, etc) to avoid swelling in macula; after all drops done, usually only drops needed are artificial tears if dry eye sx; pts with glaucoma need drops for life usually.See 1 more doctor answer
Did cataract operation. Her eyes are tearing. Taking ketotifen drops and eye lubricant. Doctor said that her eyes are dry. Why her eyes are tearing.
Seven weeks post cataract surgery on right eye. After surgery eye drops now have dry eye and need drops. Is this common and goes away with time?
My husband had cataract surgery recently. His eye drops ended one week ago but he is now having extreme photophobia. Should he be worried about this?
Probably not: All is probably fine but you should check with his surgeon.