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If I suspect I have cataracts when should I call the doctor?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: When vision blurry
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, risk factors, preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on or free of glasses after surgery; clear lens removal also possible in some pts; info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com

In brief: When vision blurry
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, risk factors, preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on or free of glasses after surgery; clear lens removal also possible in some pts; info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cataract
In general, i will check a person's cataracts once a year to make sure they are not having a severe effect on the person's vision.

In brief: Cataract
In general, i will check a person's cataracts once a year to make sure they are not having a severe effect on the person's vision.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
In brief: Eye exam
Typically cataracts are not an emergency.
You should have them checked out when you think your vision has diminished.

In brief: Eye exam
Typically cataracts are not an emergency.
You should have them checked out when you think your vision has diminished.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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