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Dr. Michael Ham Dr. Ham
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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What kind of drop that address the cataract eye?

What kind of drop that address the cataract eye?

None!: There are not any drops that we know of that treat cataracts!

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

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


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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For post-operative cataract persons, what are the drops to reduce corneal swelling?

For post-operative cataract persons, what are the drops to reduce corneal swelling?

Muro: Corneal swelling after cataract surgery is common. Muro drops & ointment (NaCl essentially) over the counter can be used 4x/day to help swelling decrease in addition to usual steroid drops recommended to decrease inflammation.

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Dr. Jay Bradley Dr. Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
14 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Are there any eye drops to treat cataracts?

Are there any eye drops to treat cataracts?

No: There has been a lot of research in this area but no drop has been proven effective.

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Dr. Matheson Harris Dr. Harris
Ophthalmology
12 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Which eye drops works for senile cataracts?

Which eye drops works for senile cataracts?

None: No eye drop has been shown to improve cataracts, despite a few that advertise as much.

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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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?

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. Com

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Dr. Jon Fishburn Dr. Fishburn
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Dr not concerned about night blindness when driving & doesn't know why. Could monovision, mild glaucoma, mild cataracts or travatan drop cause this?

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.

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Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk Dr. Chaulk
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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.

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.

Cataract surgery: If you are allergic or have had an adverse reaction to Vigamox, there are several other antibiotic drops you can take prior to cataract surgery. You should discuss it with your ophthalmologist.

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae Dr. Waghmarae
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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I have a cataract in one eye, is it safe to use eye drops, when my eye is irritating?

I have a cataract in one eye, is it safe to use eye drops, when my eye is irritating?

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.

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Dr. Michael Ham Dr. Ham
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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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?

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?

Inflamation: Sounds like you had inflammation of the eye, the FML (fluorometholone) drops are steroids to calm the inflammation. Sounds like you needed a bit longer than most to calm your eye. As long as you are seeing well, no pain or redness it is most likely fine!

Dr. Christopher Hood Dr. Hood
Ophthalmology
11 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Do eye drops help get rid of cataracts?

Do eye drops help get rid of cataracts?

No: Although some products advertise this, it has never been proven. Cataracts need to be treated surgically.

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Dr. Michael Ham Dr. Ham
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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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!?

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!?

Not related to: Your tired eyes are not related to a cataract surgery done last year. Have you gotten new glasses since surgery? What does your ophthalmologist tell you is causing the tired eyes?

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Dr. Matthew Goren Dr. Goren
Ophthalmology
28 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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After cataract surgery will I always need eye drops?

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.

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Dr. Matthew Rauen Dr. Rauen
Ophthalmology
11 years in practice
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
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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.

Reflex tearing: Irritated eyes tear. Ketotifen drops can cause irritation to the surface. They are used to help reduce inflammation inside the eye. This tearing should not last beyond a day or two after surgery. Contact the surgeon if it persists.

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Dr. Stan Coleman Dr. Coleman
Ophthalmology
59 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Dr. Herbert Hoover Dr. Hoover
General Practice
47 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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