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Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like cataract? What tests are needed?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Claudio Contreras
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Eye examination
I am unfamiliar with personalized medicine.
Cataract is a gradual clouding up of the natural lens of the eye that can eventually lead to vision loss. The best method of determining if one has a cataract is with an eye examination.

In brief: Eye examination
I am unfamiliar with personalized medicine.
Cataract is a gradual clouding up of the natural lens of the eye that can eventually lead to vision loss. The best method of determining if one has a cataract is with an eye examination.
Dr. Claudio Contreras
Dr. Claudio Contreras
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Eye exam
Each patient needs an individualized or personalized approach to their health and in treating cataracts, the time to have surgery is when it affects your quality of life.
Many practices have a questionaire about glare, daily activities to help you and your eyemd decide when the timing is right for you. As long as you can see to perform your activities, there is no rush.

In brief: Eye exam
Each patient needs an individualized or personalized approach to their health and in treating cataracts, the time to have surgery is when it affects your quality of life.
Many practices have a questionaire about glare, daily activities to help you and your eyemd decide when the timing is right for you. As long as you can see to perform your activities, there is no rush.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes: PAM, BAT
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; more info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com

In brief: Yes: PAM, BAT
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; more info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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