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What are some of the things that cataract patient should look out for?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology

In brief: Vision decreasing

Cataracts (a white lens change): most often due to/made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroid medication, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic conditions; can be congenital; Symptoms: glare especially at night; cloudy vision, decreased VA.

In brief: Vision decreasing

Cataracts (a white lens change): most often due to/made worse by (most common first): aging, genetics predisposition, excessive sun exposure, smoking, diabetes, steroid medication, previous trauma, inflammation, infection in the eye causing inflammation; previous intraocular eye surgery; other genetic conditions; can be congenital; Symptoms: glare especially at night; cloudy vision, decreased VA.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Problems seeing

Really nothing to look out for. If the cataract (cloudy lens) causes changes in your vision that affect your normal activities, then cataract surgery may be considered or indicated.

In brief: Problems seeing

Really nothing to look out for. If the cataract (cloudy lens) causes changes in your vision that affect your normal activities, then cataract surgery may be considered or indicated.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology

In brief: Glare

Cataracts can cause glare symptoms or blurry vision despite glasses .
Night time driving can be adversely affected and should be carefully monitored.

In brief: Glare

Cataracts can cause glare symptoms or blurry vision despite glasses .
Night time driving can be adversely affected and should be carefully monitored.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Vision changes

Cataracts are typically not significant until they cause visual symptoms not correctable with glasses.
These things include slow progressive decline of visual sharpness, haze, glare/haloes, or difficulty doing normal activities such as night driving, reading, watching tv, etc.

In brief: Vision changes

Cataracts are typically not significant until they cause visual symptoms not correctable with glasses.
These things include slow progressive decline of visual sharpness, haze, glare/haloes, or difficulty doing normal activities such as night driving, reading, watching tv, etc.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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