Q. Is there any medications to cure cataract at initial stage?

Answered by
Dr. Asif Manzoor
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 30, 2019

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?

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
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Hello,

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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. Secondly, cataract surgery timing depends upon patient visual needs.

If the cataract is affecting patients daily routine activities, then surgery is advised. If she is fine in daily life and has not any problem in daily life, she can wait. She can revisit eye doctor when she feels further deterioration of vision, and her eye doctor will tell you the stage of cataract. If she is diabetic control her blood sugar level and blood pressure. You are most welcome for any queries.


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