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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A cataract 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). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...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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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 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

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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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If cataracts surgery lead to partial blindness what is it called?

If cataracts surgery lead to partial blindness what is it called?

Cataract Surgery: Cataract surgery has advanced tremendously in the last few decades. Partial vision loss after surgery can be due to a long list: swollen macula (CME), inflammation, vein/artery occlusion, optic nerve damage, surgical complications, etc. An eyeMD can do tests to see what is the cause. Best of luck. ...Read more

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If I suspect I have cataracts when should I call the doctor?

At your convenience: Not an emergency , but it is good to have an ophthalmologist examine and monitor your cataracts. Your quality of life can be vastly improved if they are treated when there is visual disability ...Read more

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