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Oil Drop Cataract
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
None: Treatment is surgery. It works well. Go for it. ...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: email@example.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would using 1 drop 2x daily for 2 weeks lotemax gel 0.5 % causes any side effect or risk to eyes such cataract or glaucoma?
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
My mom had been operated for cataract on her left eye. After 5 months of surgery her eye is irritated since she put eye drops for dilation today. Why?
Irritation: It's not uncommon to experience mild ocular surface irritation following an eye exam, especially when diagnostic eye drops are instilled. Infrequently corneal abrasions can occur after iop checks. Dilating drops are also culprits for chemical irritation, that can be more noticeable in folks with dry eye or surface diseases. Her symptoms should fade quickly. Try preservative free eye drops/call md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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