Cataract

When the clear lens of the eye becomes dense and cloudy, it is called cataract. Clumps of protein form in the eye that prevent the eyes from forming a clear image. Surgical treatment methods for cataract are phacoemulsification and extracapsular surgery.

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Which is the best lens for cataract RE with pars planitis, monofocal or multifocal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have complicated cataract RE with pars planitis. My doctor started conservative treatment and after two months he advised me to go for the surgery for cataract. I wanted to go with a multifocal lens in my eye to avoid specs after surgery. But the doctor suggested me to go for monofo...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor is correct in choosing monofocal as the amount of useful vision you will get would be less and the inflammatory reaction due to pars planitis may cause you to get lesser vision post surgery than what you had before it. Another option, however, is that you...  Read Full »

My mother is 65 years old with initial stage of cataract. Is surgery necessary now?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is 65 years old. She has been diagnosed with initial first stage cataract in right eye majorly. I want to know is surgery necessary now, or is there a way out through medications to cure it?  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A cataract is a gradual opacification of a natural lens. It increases with advancing age. An early cataract causes a change in glasses number and vision corrected simply by glasses until the cataract is significant, and vision is not improved even with glasses. Secon...  Read Full »

Is Bimatoprost helpful in optical nerve damage without cataract?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, is 76 years old, currently suffering from low, blurry vision (both near sight and far sight). Her BP, sugar, and thyroid are normal. A year before, she was critically suffered from urosepsis with AKI, DM II, pleural effusion, etc. but recovered. Though she has the first sta...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns, and I am very sorry to hear about your mother's eye changes. I am afraid that the changes in the optic nerve are indeed irreversible and according to the reports is near total. This is known by the part of the reports that say CDR 0.9 in b...  Read Full »

Which is the most advanced surgery for cataract without pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is diagnosed with cataract. The prescription of an eye specialist is attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Doctor has recommended for surgery and has prescribed some tests before surgery. My question is what is the most advanced surgery available at pres...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As far as cataract surgery is concerned, any good surgeon would do under topical anesthesia (no injection). The most advanced option is Femtosecond laser-assisted surgery and the most advanced lens is Alcon Panoptix Trifocal lens.  Read Full »

Can accidental entry of metal shavings into eyes cause dry eyes and cataract?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an injury to my eyes seven months back. I got metal shavings in both and had to remove and left scars on my retina. Since then everything is blurry and went to the eye doctor last month. My prescription has not changed. They say I have dry eye and starting of cataracts. Can the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blurred vision may be due to a corneal problem, cataract or retinal scars. After trauma, all these complications can occur. Dry eyes will improve with artificial tears and cornea will get normal. But any corneal scar or opacity will remain and can hinder in vision. Cata...  Read Full »

Why is my eye blurry only in sunlight?

Query: Hello doctor, My right eye appears blurry but only in sunlight and I see my eyelashes blurring my vision. I can read clearly with both my eyes and can also watch TV and normal activity while indoors. But during day time in bright light, I cannot see clearly with my right eye. I am 43, male. My eyes...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptom that you are suffering from is referred to as hemeralopia, this symptom can be caused due to a number of different conditions. The most common mechanism of such a blurring involves a central corneal opacity or cataract obstructing central light rays when ...  Read Full »

Cataract in one eye and solar burn in other. Does solar burn occur in one eye?

Query: Hi doctor, My father who is 56 years old, observed reduced visibility since 8 months. On consulting a doctor, he found cataract in one eye and solar burn in the other. Does solar burn occur in one eye?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Solar retinopathy is due to exposure to radiations from sun. It mostly affects both eyes but in some patients only one eye may be affected. I advise you to consult a local eye specialist and get fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) and optical coherence tomography (OC...  Read Full »

How can the power difference of 0.5 spheres between both eyes be rectified?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 49 years old now. I had a cataract surgery in both eyes three years ago. I was told that the formation of cataract was due to side effects of a steroid medicine. When the surgery was done, I did not opt for a progressive lens with cataract lens and power in both the eyes was the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Thilanka Kashyapa Perera

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Well, the difference of 0.5 spheres is acceptable in cataract surgery but the problem is the left eye being a plus. Usually, we aim for a postop minus 0.5 in an eye because it wil...  Read Full »

Is cataract operation required immediately for me?

Query: Dear doctor, The patient is a 76-year-old male. I am uploading eye check-up report. Kindly advise on the following: Is cataract shown in the report? Is cataract operation required immediately? Is retina covered in the checkup? Any other observations by you?  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are early changes of cataract in both eyes but still, the patient's vision is totally correctable with the glasses prescribed. So, no need for cataract surgery as of now maybe a year down...  Read Full »

Why do I need to remove glasses while reading?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a recent eye checkup. There is no change to the prescription of varifocal lenses. Why do I need to remove glasses for reading? Would single lens solve the problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you were wearing glasses for near and now you do not need glasses for near, then that means you are getting index myopia due to changes in your natural lenses. That is an early sign of cataract changes that you can see without near glasses and it is called second vis...  Read Full »

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