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Can drugs improve the eyes when cartaract has set in?

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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Not typically

Cataracts can degrade vision and cause loss of contrast sensitivity.
It is unlikely that medicines can reverse the cataract but treating any ocular surface disease like dry eyes or blepharitis can improve the vision.

In brief: Not typically

Cataracts can degrade vision and cause loss of contrast sensitivity.
It is unlikely that medicines can reverse the cataract but treating any ocular surface disease like dry eyes or blepharitis can improve the vision.
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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cataract

Cataract is an opacification of your eye's lens.
At an early stage, a change of glasses can sometimes improve your vision. The definitive treatment though, is cataract surgery.

In brief: Cataract

Cataract is an opacification of your eye's lens.
At an early stage, a change of glasses can sometimes improve your vision. The definitive treatment though, is cataract surgery.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye.
Medications can no more change that as you could pouring something on a coke bottle and making it clear to see through. It is what it is and the end result may be having the cataract removed. Your eye care specialist can further explain this to your. Get a clear vision of what a cataract is!

In brief: No

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye.
Medications can no more change that as you could pouring something on a coke bottle and making it clear to see through. It is what it is and the end result may be having the cataract removed. Your eye care specialist can further explain this to your. Get a clear vision of what a cataract is!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. David Speck
Ophthalmology

In brief: Probably not.

There are no medications that have been proven to prevent or reduce cataracts once they have formed.
Cataracts are just a normal part of growing up, like grey hair and wrinkles. You can reduce your risk of cataract by wearing sun glasses most of your life, never smoking, eating a healthy diet, and controlling your sugar well if you are diabetic.

In brief: Probably not.

There are no medications that have been proven to prevent or reduce cataracts once they have formed.
Cataracts are just a normal part of growing up, like grey hair and wrinkles. You can reduce your risk of cataract by wearing sun glasses most of your life, never smoking, eating a healthy diet, and controlling your sugar well if you are diabetic.
Dr. David Speck
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