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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)

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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Docs can you explain what is a condition similar to scoliosis?

Docs can you explain what is a condition similar to scoliosis?

Scoli and kyphosis: Scoliosis is the s-shaped curve when looking at your frontal image. Kyphosis is the accentuation of the posture from the side, causing a pronounced hump on the back. Turn to the side and look at your profile. Ann exaggerated s from the side may be seen. This is kyphosis. Some kyphosis is normal, but I am referring to excessive kyphosis. These are the 2 deformities typically discussed. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a eye doctor for children called?

Could you explain what is a eye doctor for children called?

Ophthalmologist: There are ophthalmologists that take extra training in the delicate muscle surgery needed by kids with cross eye problems, they are often on staff of children's hospitals, medical schools and similar facilities, and will focus on kids eye needs. They are often labeled pediatric ophthalmologists, but most will do some work on adults when appropriate. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a doctor called that treats obesity?

Docs can you explain what is a doctor called that treats obesity?

Obesity: Different practitioners treat obesity. Dietitians can treat obesity through diet modification (R.D. degree). Some doctors can prescribe weight loss pills - you can even get these from your PMD. Bariatric surgeons treat obesity through employment of various weight loss surgical operations. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a disease or a medical condition that can affect nerve cells?

Docs can you explain what is a disease or a medical condition that can affect nerve cells?

Too many to list: This question is impossible to answer in 400 characters because a slew of neurological and medical conditions can affect nerve cells in many different ways. Being more specific with a doctor when asking questions is sometimes helpful. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a bipolar disease and is it a rare disease?

Docs can you explain what is a bipolar disease and is it a rare disease?

Bipolar: Manic depression is a mood disorder that presents with extreme highs & lows, with at least few weeks of manic phases (abnormally elevated mood & energy level) alternating with few or more weeks of depressed phases (sad, guilty, hopeless/helpless, changes in sleep/appetite/energy level). Any phase can be severe enough to experience delusions or hallucinations. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about a condition called gallbladder adenomyomatosis?

What can you tell me about a condition called gallbladder adenomyomatosis?

A benign finding: This is a benign finding in many gallbladders. It is associated with cholesterol crystals that build up in a thickened gallbladder wall. Often associated with gallstones. It is often an incidental finding in gallbladders that are removed .It is not associated with anything to worry about. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to cure a scar on macula of an eye?

Please explain if it is possible to cure a scar on macula of an eye?

Generally not: A macular scar is the result of some local trauma, infection or blood vessels issue. Most scars destroy the light receptors in that area and light receptors of the retina cannot regenerate. So a cure is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Can someone have a disorder involving adrenaline production? What would that "look" like? What is it called?

Can someone have a disorder involving adrenaline production? What would that "look" like? What is it called?

Yes: A pheochromocytoma is a tumor (usually benign) usually located in the adrenal glands that makes too much adrenaline like substances. This causes high blood pressure. Classically, it presents as episodes of headache, pallor and palpitations. It can also cause chest pain. The blood pressure is difficult to control and can be made worse by beta-blockers like toprol (metoprolol) and inderal. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm suffering from a condition called diabetic neuropathy. Does anyone out there know if there is a cure.?

What to do if i'm suffering from a condition called diabetic neuropathy. Does anyone out there know if there is a cure.?

Diabetic neuropathy: Diabetic neuropathy has no known cure. Fortunately, there are treatments for diabetic neuropathy. The treatment mainly focuses on slowing progression of the disease, relieving pain, and restoring function. ...Read more

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Please tell me what happens if your corrected vision is not 20/20? Will it require a second procedure

Please tell me what happens if your corrected vision is not 20/20? Will it require a second procedure

Did you have LASIK?: Lasik frequently gives perfect vision but sometimes there will be a little variance. If the new vision gives you satisfaction, even if not perfect, you should stop at that point. Only if the vision after treatment is bothersome should you consider a second procedure (enhancement). ...Read more

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Could you please tell me what a urine M/C/S is what it is typically used for?

Could you please tell me what a urine M/C/S is what it is typically used for?

Abbreviations : The abbreviations are as follows: M= microscopic (they'll have a look at the cells in your sample); C=culture (they'll put some urine on a blood-agar culture dish which feeds & grows any bacteria present); S=sensitivity (they'll add antibiotics to the edges of the culture plate to see which antibiotics kill the bacteria) ...Read more

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Could you explain what is "krabbe disease" in an easy definition?

Could you explain what is "krabbe disease" in an easy definition?

Krabbe disease: Krabbe disease is degenerative disorder that affects the myelin sheath of the nervous system. ...Read more

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Can you explain what is neurocysticercosis?

Can you explain what is  neurocysticercosis?

Neurocysticercosis: Infectious parasitic disease caused by ingesting eggs of pork Tapeworm from contaminated food. It can lead to seizures. ...Read more

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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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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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How are cataract disease condition diagnosed medically?

How are cataract disease condition diagnosed medically?

Under mircroscope: Cataracts are usually diagnosed by looking under the microscope called slit lamp. Advanced cataracts can be seen on CT scans & xrays. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a congenital cataract?

What sort of disease is a congenital cataract?

Born with it: In rare circumstances, infants are born with cataracts and the causes are varied. It can be a genetic problem with eye development, or due to some exposure to various medications in the womb. This is a very serious condition and needs prompt attention from a pediatric ophthalmologist who can advise and treat. ...Read more

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I have congenital cataracts, and i'm just wondering what percentage of the worlds babies hav the same condition?

I have congenital cataracts, and i'm just wondering what percentage of the worlds babies hav the same condition?

No one knows: A cataract is an opacity of the lens of the eye. While many affect vision there are many that do not. Consequently, many persons born with some degree of cataract, will never have them evaluated and even those that affect vision in the third world, are frequently ignored. So the true number, probably rather small, is not known, even in the first world since vision may not be changed. ...Read more

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Is There a possible connection between auto immune disease and cataracts?

Is There a possible connection between auto immune disease and cataracts?

For majority of: cataracts seen, it's age related, and not related to auto immune disease. Growing old is inevitable, and so as the lens matures and thickens, it's hardening too, and eventually affects vision, where it's not as clear or easy to see though. Sort of like how an onion has layers, but these layers keep getting laid down more. Eventually, they mature to where they have to be removed, in order to see! ...Read more

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How can we detect cataract disease in our eyes by its signs and symptoms?

How can we detect cataract disease in our eyes by its signs and symptoms?

Many or none: Everyone is different. I've had pts with very poor vision who says they have no symptoms. Then there are people who have 20/20 vision with symptoms usually the first symptoms are trouble with small prints and glare at night. Next complaint is they can't see the scores or words on tv, followed by not being able to read or see the signs very well when driving or see the numbers on the bus. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has cataracts in both eyes. Is there anything I can do to help her condition?

Surgery: Help her to get them removed if they are visually significant and affecting daily activities -- otherwise might not have to worry about them. ...Read more

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Are cataracts normal at age 46? Or could it be associated with my disc degeneration...Or be an underlying autoimmune disease?

Are cataracts normal at age 46? Or could it be associated with my disc degeneration...Or be an underlying autoimmune disease?

Can occur at any age: You are a bit young, but cataracts can occur at any age and even in newborns (congenital cataracts). Incidence increases with age. However, chronic inflammation within the eyes (uveitis) can lead to early cataract. Diabetes can lead to early cataract. Systemic or local (injections or inhaled or topical) steroids (prednisone type meds) can cause early cataract. ...Read more

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33 yrs old. Is it normal to experience Iritis twice after 2 months post cataract surgery. Any precaution required to work condition travelling?

33 yrs old. Is it normal to experience Iritis twice after 2 months post cataract surgery. Any precaution required to work condition travelling?

Red eye post surgery: Iritis/uveitis after cataract surgery is not uncommon. If no surgical complication and implant in proper place ('in bag') it is due to rebound inflammation as steroids decreased. See eyemd to be sure haptics & IOL in proper place. Have steroids on hand during travel. Though rare: If persists after surgery, may need a blood work up for uveitis. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cataract?

Various causes: But typically an age-related clouding of the lens which slowly decreases vision but is reversible after replacing with a clear lens. Is very common and develops in everyone eventually but only recommend removal if visually significant. ...Read more

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