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What Are Some Of The Things That Cataract Patient Should Look Out For
Vision decreasing: Cataracts (a white lens change): most often due to/made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroid medication, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic conditions; can be congenital; Symptoms: glare especially at night; cloudy vision, decreased VA. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
New technology : Laser cataract surgery holds great promise for performing a more precise and safer cataract surgery . Some people are attracted to these claims. Early results are promising but more data is still needed. I have little doubt that laser cataract surgery will be the standard of care but it is still in its infancy ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to retard cataract formation in elderly patients ?Are there any glasses/medications for same ?
Factors: Although nothing besides surgery can cure cataracts, there are factors to control that can help not speed up the formation. These include: uv protective eyewear, no tobacco smoking, eating a antioxidant-rich nutritious diet, controlling diabetes, maintaining controlled blood pressure, possibly vegetarian diet. Controversy still exists in the optimal balance of modifiable risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the structural integrity of the cornea in any way compromised post-lasik when the patient years later requires cataract surgery?
I am patient of high myopia. I wanted to go cataract surgery in order to remove my glasses. Will it be fine in the future. ?
Confusing question : You have high myopia at age of 31.Why do you need Cataract Surgery.Do you also have Cataract which is unusual at age of 31.I feel your question is if you will be helped by cornea lasic surgery to correct your High Myopia to get rid of your glasses. You should consult an Opthalmologist who does this kind of surgery as it can correct your myopia.If you have cataract they can take care of that too ...Read more
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