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

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Senile =from aging

Cataract cause: Cataract occur from change in lens proteins which cause whitening/clouding of clear lens composition: can be due to an infection or inflammation from birth (ie, rubella), old age/genetics, steroid use, trauma, poor diet; smoking & Diabetes increases risk.
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In brief: Senile =from aging

Cataract cause: Cataract occur from change in lens proteins which cause whitening/clouding of clear lens composition: can be due to an infection or inflammation from birth (ie, rubella), old age/genetics, steroid use, trauma, poor diet; smoking & Diabetes increases risk.
More info: [email protected]
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Age and more

The term senile is old fashioned .
A newer description is age related. Cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in the eye. It is most commonly due to various factors: Age, genetic predisposition, UV exposure, Trauma, Metabolic disease (diabetes) and others.

In brief: Age and more

The term senile is old fashioned .
A newer description is age related. Cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in the eye. It is most commonly due to various factors: Age, genetic predisposition, UV exposure, Trauma, Metabolic disease (diabetes) and others.
Dr. William Dieck
Dr. William Dieck
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Dr. Christopher Hood
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Typical cataract

This is the term used for the type of cataract caused by aging.
It is a clouding of the lens of the eye, and can usually be fixed surgically by removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a new clear artificial lens.

In brief: Typical cataract

This is the term used for the type of cataract caused by aging.
It is a clouding of the lens of the eye, and can usually be fixed surgically by removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a new clear artificial lens.
Dr. Christopher Hood
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Dr. William Trattler
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Cataract

Cataracts occur with age a senile cataract is just the term used for a cataract that occurs with age.
It is just a straightforward cataract.

In brief: Cataract

Cataracts occur with age a senile cataract is just the term used for a cataract that occurs with age.
It is just a straightforward cataract.
Dr. William Trattler
Dr. William Trattler
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Dr. Adam Nally
Family Medicine

In brief: Lens clouding

Senile is defined as "age related" or having to do with aging.
A cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye. Cataract comes from the latin term waterfall. To the naked eye, a cataract looked like a waterfall over the lens. Actually the clear epithelial cells crystallize due to a number of problems forming a cloudy spot in the lens which can impair vision. This can occur as we age.

In brief: Lens clouding

Senile is defined as "age related" or having to do with aging.
A cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye. Cataract comes from the latin term waterfall. To the naked eye, a cataract looked like a waterfall over the lens. Actually the clear epithelial cells crystallize due to a number of problems forming a cloudy spot in the lens which can impair vision. This can occur as we age.
Dr. Adam Nally
Dr. Adam Nally
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