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What is the treatment for a senile cataract?

What is the treatment for a senile cataract?

Senile cataract: This really depends on how the cataract affects your vision. If vision is a problem then you will need cataract surgery. ...Read more

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


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What is the main difference between cortical and senile cataract.?

What is the main difference between cortical and senile cataract.?

Cataract types: A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Most people will develop a diffuse clouding of the lens with age. This is referred to as a "nuclear sclerotic" cataract, or a senile cataract. It develops slowly after age 50-60, and may never have to be removed. A cortical cataract is a clouding usually on the front of the lens and may cause signficant glare. It may develop more quickly. ...Read more

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What is a condition called senile cataract. Can you please explain it?

What is a condition called senile cataract. Can you please explain it?

Senile Cataract: Cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. Senile refers to the cataract developing due to age, as compared to trauma or medications. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the treatment for senile cataract?

Please help! What is the treatment for senile cataract?

Standard removal: The standard of care is the performance of phacoemulsification removal in a surgical eye operative suite. This is certainly true for senile cataracts which are those which occur in the aged. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is senile nuclear sclerosis?

What is senile nuclear sclerosis?

Cataracts: Just a fancy way to say you have cataracts due to getting older ...Read more

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What is "senile nuclear sclerosis"?

What is "senile nuclear sclerosis"?

Senile nuclear...: Nuclear sclerosis is an age-related change in the density of the crystalline lens nucleus that occurs in all older animals. It is caused by compression of older lens fibers in the nucleus by new fiber formation. The denser construction of the nucleus causes it to scatter light. Although nuclear sclerosis may describe a type of early cataract in human medicine. ...Read more

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What do I do if I can't afford new progressives? Wait for medicare or for cataract surgry?

What do I do if I can't afford new progressives? Wait for medicare or for cataract surgry?

Bifocals: Progressive lenses provide distance, intermediate and near vision without lines but are expensive. Bifocals provide distance and near vision with a line for about half the price of a progressive. Trifocals add intermediate vision with an additional line and the cost can approximate progressives. Some people can't adapt to progressive lenses but can tolerate bifocals and trifocals and vice vers. ...Read more

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Will my vision improve immediately after having cataract surgery? I need cataract surgery, but I'm worried that I won't be able to see after the surgery. I'll need to return to work as soon as possible after the procedure. How long will it take for my vis

Will my vision improve immediately after having cataract surgery? I need cataract surgery, but I'm worried that I won't be able to see after the surgery. I'll need to return to work as soon as possible after the procedure. How long will it take for my vis

Vision improves fast: Cataract surgery is a quick and easy procedure from which you can recover. Most people begin to see better within a day of the procedure, but this depends on the degree of cataract as well as the type of cataract surgery you have. Depending on your work, you may be able to resume normal activities almost immediately. Speak with your eye surgeon about your particular situation. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens to cataracts if you don't remove them?

Progression: Almost all cataracts except some that are congenital, will progress to the point of complete blockage of the vision over time. The rate is variable. There is a slightly higher risk to treating cataracts in more advanced stages so it is better to have them removed when the vision is functionally disturbed. ...Read more

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Am I really more likely to get cataracts if I don’t wear sunglasses?

Am I really more likely to get cataracts if I don’t wear sunglasses?

It depends: There are many things that have been linked to increase cataracts
aging, diabetes, certain medications, smoking, trauma, and uv light exposure. Increase uv light has been showing to increase cataract formation. A more important reason to wear sunglasses is to prevent damage to the retina which captures the light we see. Cataracts can be removes, but retinas ca not be repaired once damaged. ...Read more

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If you have a cataract, can it be too early to have it removed? If so, why? I have one but Dr says it's not ready. I don't understand why wait.

If you have a cataract, can it be too early to have it removed? If so, why? I have one but Dr says it's not ready. I don't understand why wait.

Cataract: when: Not all cataracts require surgery. If best vision is worse than 20/40 or glare is significantly affecting VA, most surgeons prefer to do surgery sooner but depends on pt's sx, pt's risk factors, pt's preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on glasses & even glasses free after surgery which helps many in decision process: eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Can only old people get cataracts? I'm 25 years old, and sometimes I can't see well because my vision is cloudy or I see double. Could I have cataracts?

Can only old people get cataracts? I'm 25 years old, and sometimes I can't see well because my vision is cloudy or I see double. Could I have cataracts?

Anyone can get them: Cataracts are a clouding of the crystalline lens in your eye. The most common reason for cataracts to form is age, however, people can be born with them, get them from trauma, or due to medications such as steroids. Cloudy or double vision can be due to cataract, but if it is intermittent, it is more likely due to dry eye, astigmatism, or another cause. Best way to know is a dilated eye exam. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have cataracts. Is there any successful treatment that doesn't involve surgery?

Cataract Prevention: 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 ...Read more

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Can incipient cataracts be diagnosed with a slit-lamp examination? Any additional tests required if slit lamp doesn't reveal anything?

Can incipient cataracts be diagnosed with a slit-lamp examination? Any additional tests required if slit lamp doesn't reveal anything?

Yes. No.: Diagnosis of a cataract, whether incipient or otherwise, is best done through a dilated pupil under slit lamp examination by a trained ophthalmologist. Additional testing may be performed to ascertain impact on vision, however nothing else is required to diagnose. ...Read more

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I have cataracts surgery before 15 days. But I still can't read well even with +4 glasses. My surgery was done in the manual method and the laser one.?

Surgery: It may take more time to heal...Perhaps up to 90 days depening on the nature of your cataract and the difficulty of the operation. Keep using your postop drops and keep all postop appointments... ...Read more

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What to do if I have congenital cataracts. Its really frustrating when I can't read the board at school and stuff. Is anyone going through the same thing?

What to do if I have congenital cataracts. Its really frustrating when I can't read the board at school and stuff. Is anyone going through the same thing?

Congential Cataract:: Congential Cataract can cause amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop. If told have severe amblyopia, it is unlikely for a cataract surgery will give 20/20. 1st get good refraction/glasses. If VA worse than 20/40 & not due to lazy eye: surgery may improve vision. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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What do cataracts look like?

What do cataracts look like?

Cataract appearance: With a slit lamp (the microscope at the ophthalmologist's) cataract is very easy to see as a clouding of the natural lens. From the patient's perspective it is a very gradually progressing film over the vision and glare from lights. Patients sometimes describe it as "looking through cheeseclothe." the term cataract means waterfall, presumably as if you're looking through a waterfall. ...Read more

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Does sunlight cause cataracts?

Risk factor: Sunlight is a risk factor for the development of cataracts ...Read more

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At what age does cataract develop?

Peaks about 75: Cataracts can appear at any age, even at birth. The most common are age related with onset early in the 40s and 50s and rapid increase through the 60s and 70s peaking at about 75. But some don't get them until later at age. They will occur earlier in smokers, those with significant sunlight exposure and in certain illnesses, use of drugs and hereditary underpinnings. ...Read more

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Do cataracts cause pain sometimes?

Do cataracts cause pain sometimes?

No pain: Thank you for your question. In general, cataracts are associated with reduced quality of vision. Patients typically report that reading road signs becomes more difficult, and they may have glare and halos when driving at night time. However, cataracts are not associated with pain.
There are some rare cataract conditions associated with pain, but 99% of cataracts are painless ...Read more

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How does one know if she has cataract?

Blur: The most common symptoms of early cataracts are blurred vision, glare and sensitivity to light. If you are having any of these symptoms, see your eye doctor to determine whether cataracts are the cause. ...Read more

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Do beginning cataracts have any symptoms?

No: At the beginning stages there is typically no symptoms! ...Read more

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Are cataracts noticeable to other people?

Usually no: Unless very mature & hard & very white, most people do not notice a person's cataract. ...Read more