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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How long does it take for the vision to improve after cataract surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother underwent epiretinal membrane surgery and cataract surgery before 12 days. Still, her eyelid is swollen and red. She has itchiness with pricky sensation. She has a lot of tears from the eyes. There is no improvement in her vision. It seems blurry than before and she is scared. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mayuri Borgohain

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Do not be worried. Continue using post-operative medications as suggested. Your mother has undergone a combined surgery 12 days back. Combined surgeries take time to get healed as there are more inflammatory reactions. At the same time, co...  Read Full »

Can you reverse the change in eye power caused by using wrong glasses?

Query: Hi doctor, Before two years, I had an SPH of +0.5 in the right eye and ADD of +1.25. In my left eye, I had an SPH of +0.75 and ADD of +1.25. But I was using a glass having SPH of +1.50 and ADD of +1.25 in my right eye and SPH of +1.50 and ADD of +1.25 in my left eye. Yesterday, I went to a test a...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pandya

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your age, you are having hypermetropia. It is called far-sightedness. In this, distant objects can be seen clearly but near focus seems to be blurred without glasses. As you are 46 years old, so this is an age to have a cataract. Once you have it, it gets i...  Read Full »

How can diabetes contribute to cataracts?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 66-year-old diabetic man. My wife passed away a year ago. I have been suffering from diabetes for the last 30 years. I am even hypertensive. I regularly take insulin for diabetes and also many other medications for diabetes and hypertension. For the last few days, I was having a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I totally understand your concern. I saw all your test reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your eyes are quite healthy for your age. You need new glasses as prescribed. With that, your vision will be absolutely clear. You have an early...  Read Full »

I can see better without glasses despite being shortsighted. How?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 68 years old. I am moderately shortsighted, but still I can see better without my progressive glasses. How is it possible? I have been told that I would not need glasses in the days of less reading. I can go for hours in the morning before I realize that I do not have my glasses on. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is due to age-related cataract formation. Cataract is a normal age-related change in lens leading to opacities and hardness. Cataract of certain types causes changes in glass power; it can decrease in some people and increase in others depending on the type. It is adva...  Read Full »

Are bilateral congenital cataracts genetic?

Query: Hi doctor, I have bilateral congenital cataracts with no other issues. My parents do not have them. Please let know the percentage of passing this to my kid? I knew that is autosomal dominant. But, what is the possibility of this to become familial? Is my kid 50 % prone to it?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It depends upon two factors. First we have to confirm whether it is genetic. There are many different reasons for having bilateral congenital cataracts. The second is the mutation itself; if one allele is affected and your partner does not carry the gene then the chanc...  Read Full »

Will cataract and myopia get stable with time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and I am in the computer field and have myopia (-10) and cataract in both eyes, will it get stable with time or are there any chances that I can go blind. I am in depression thinking about I might go blind.  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will first of all say that myopia is correctable and cataracts are curable, so there is no need to worry about blindness as long as you are attending your follow ups regularly. You have mentioned that your power is -10 but I want to ask you how much your vision is wit...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to use Prednisolone for long time after cataract surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing this to get your kind suggestion regarding my mother (Age: 56 years). Two years back, she had her cataract surgery for both eyes PCIOL. After having the surgery she was fine while she had these following drugs: 1. Neopred. 2. Xirom. 3. Optimox. She was under these dr...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother has post operative uveitis which happens in some patients after cataract surgery. The treatment is: 1. We try to find out any cause for recurrent inflammation. If there is no cause then we treat the inflammation. If there is some inciting factor present ...  Read Full »

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 »

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