Cataract

About "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.

Related Terms: Cataract Surgery, Contact Lens, Glaucoma, Corneal Eye Diseases, Diabetic Retinopathy, Dry Eye, Eye Infections

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Cataract Surgery FAQ - Eye Health
Article Overview: No one in the world is free from aging. It is only natural that cataract, a disease of aging, is the most commonly performed non-emergency, daycare surgery in the world. In this article, I try to answer commonly asked questions from cataract patients.  Read Article »
Dr. Manjunath Natarajan
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

No one in the world is free from aging. It is only natural that cataract, a disease of aging is the most commonly performed non-emergency, daycare surgery in the world. Here I have dealt with questions that cataract patients commonly ask me. How do I know that I have developed cataract? Almost eve ...  Read Article »
 
Are there any treatment options available to stop the progress of cataract ?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from rapidly progressive kidney disease, for which she is on Prednisone for last 4 months. As a side effect of the drug she is developing cataract in her eyes. She usually wears prescription glasses but recently her eye sight improved and upon examination her docto...  Read Full »
Dr. Anand
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. One of the side effects of steroids is cataract formation. As you said it is in early stage, it need not be operated. It may take years to become mature cataract. As for prevention of cataract: there are no proven methods or preventive drugs...  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 »
 
Can cataract surgery be had in a person with high blood sugar levels?
Query: Hello doctor, My 68-year-old mother has cataracts in her both eyes. She is advised to have a cataract surgery in her right eye. But her blood sugar level is 150 mg/dL at fasting and 190 mg/dL postprandial. Her HbA1c is 8.8%. We are confused whether cataract operation can be undertaken with this sug...  Read Full »
Dr. Rahul Vaswani
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For any surgery be it cataract surgery or any other, blood sugar levels are needed to be in control. Fasting less than 110 mmHg and postmeal less than 140 though levels you have mentioned are not so high. The problem is your mother's HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) is 8...  Read Full »
 
Age Related Cataract and its Management
Article Overview: This article discusses about senile cataract, which is the most common cause of preventable blindness. Most of us will have age related cataract in the old age. The only treatment we have is surgery; by which we can restore normal vision.  Read Article »
Dr. Anand
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Cataract is a decrease in transparency of the natural crystalline lens present in the eye. This lens, as in a camera, helps transmitted light to focus on the retina.  Causes of Cataract: Age related cataract is the most common type. Other causes of cataract can be: Congenital (for example ...  Read Article »
 
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 »
 
Dry Eyes After Cataract Surgery
Article Overview: This article deals with the surgery-induced dryness of the eyes, and this is important because often it may so happen that you may not be informed about this possibility before undergoing surgery. So, this article will help you be more informed about the outcome.  Read Article »
Dr. Shikha
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Eye surgeries including cataract surgery and refractive surgeries have advanced with newer developments in the field. But regardless of the surgery that you undergo, the incidence of dryness increases post-surgery and the incidence is higher in the predisposed individuals. This can be seen in patie ...  Read Article »
 
Can glaucoma and cataract be operated at the same time?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother, who is aged 57, had eye pain recently. We consulted a doctor and got to know that my mom has glaucoma. Also, they mentioned that it is in the advanced stage and severe of around 90%. From another couple of tests, they found that my mother needs cataract surgery along with gl...  Read Full »
Dr. Vaibhev Mittal
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed all reports carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your doctor has correctly said that it is an advanced form of glaucoma. The treatment depends on the type of glaucoma, either open-angle glaucoma or closed angle glaucoma. It is diagn...  Read Full »
 
Are bilateral congenital cataracts familial?
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
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 »
 
Have coloboma of iris,cataracts,lens and nerve in eyes. Is there any treatment?
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
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. ...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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