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What is the treatment for cataract in a 41-year-old patient??

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Published At July 16, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 41-year-old, and doctors told me it is so early for me to develop a cataract at that age. I recently discovered that I have a cataract in the center of my dominant eye. Most eye doctors I visited told me to wait, and others recommended surgery. Please help me with your best response. Please help. Thanks.

Answered by Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

Please do not worry. Cataract is not a disease, but it is a normal age-related change in the eye. The lens in the eye is made up of proteins, and it is transparent. With age, proteins get denatured, leading to slowly increasing translucency, known as cataracts. There is no medicine to cure, treat or prevent cataracts. Surgery is the only option. The patient decides the timing of surgery. You can wait for surgery if opacity does not interfere with your daily routine. It may take months or even years to be significant enough to cause a visual disturbance. I hope this information will help you. Thanks.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal
Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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