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What's the alternative for cataracts in a 60 year old?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

There are no real alternative treatments.
Your options are surgery, or no surgery. If you choose not to have surgery, you can slow the progression by protecting yourself from uv light and not smoking.

In brief: None

There are no real alternative treatments.
Your options are surgery, or no surgery. If you choose not to have surgery, you can slow the progression by protecting yourself from uv light and not smoking.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology

In brief: Alternatives & info

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, pt's risk factors, pt's preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on glasses & even glasses free after surgery which helps many in decision process: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com

In brief: Alternatives & info

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, pt's risk factors, pt's preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on glasses & even glasses free after surgery which helps many in decision process: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Thank
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology

In brief: Surgery and prevent

Surgery if they have progressed.
Prevention of progression of cataracts takes the form of ultraviolet protection (hats and sunglasses), and avoiding smoking.

In brief: Surgery and prevent

Surgery if they have progressed.
Prevention of progression of cataracts takes the form of ultraviolet protection (hats and sunglasses), and avoiding smoking.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
Thank
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