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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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My daughter has coloboma. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has coloboma of the iris, lens and nerve in both eyes. She also has cataracts in both eyes. Is there any treatment? What advice you would like to give to my daughter?  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We can check the size of the cornea and eyeball. Then, we have to remove the cataract with surgery and if possible, the lens must be implanted. We may need to start patching therapy after surgery. All these steps have to be taken under guarded visual prognosis. Do not w...  Read Full »

I am a 41-year-old and developed cataract. Please help me with the treatment.

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 respons...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 translucenc...  Read Full »

I had cataract surgery eight years ago, and now I have problems with seeing objects nearby. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old. I had a cataract with my right eye for about five years without a concrete reason. They theorized that it might be a cause of traumatic cataracts, which then developed into a mature one. I had my operation eight years ago. Since then, my eyes can see with clear and br...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. After IOL (intraocular lens) implantation, a person needs to wear glasses both for distance and near vision. You may need two pair of glasses, one pair which will help you see clearly from a distance and another...  Read Full »

My 73-year-old father is facing difficulty in undergoing cataract surgery because of his high blood pressure. What can be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I am writing to seek your professional advice and expertise regarding a concerning issue with my 73-year-old father, who is experiencing significant difficulty obtaining cataract surgery due to his high blood pressure. Initially, it was recommended for one eye, but now both eyes require s...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Let us try to reassure and calm him down by taking some steps. I recommend discussing with your doctor the possibility of starting antianxiety medication to help him relax. In addition to medication, encourage him t...  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 like Neopred, Xirom and Optimox. She was under these drops for...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your mother has post operative uveitis which happens in some patients after cataract surgery. The treatment includes, 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 presen...  Read Full »

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