Cataracts Support Group

Cataracts form for a variety of reasons, including long-term ultraviolet exposure, secondary effects of diseases such as diabetes, or simply due to advanced age; they are usually a result of denaturation of lens proteins. Genetic factors are often a cause of congenital cataracts and may also play a role in predisposing someone to cataracts.

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  • tg79

    Cataracts and surgery

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    I had my cataract surgery 3 days ago. Everything went well and no complications. BUT I'm wondering is the greyiness I see normal? and will it go away? my doctor says it's normal and that there's a lot of swelling because it was a big cataract, but I also have glaucoma in both eyes and I see him Tuesday for a check up I have a feeling i don't have much vision left in the left eye. This is my first...
  • deleted_user

    Is there anyone else like me out there?

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    I was born blind with congenital cataracts. Then I had surgery at 4 months old then again at age 3. Now I wear super thick glasses but I can see well enough to drive. Just. Just wondering if I'm the only one. I've never met anyone like me before and I feel really alone with it.
  • eric2014

    Treatment for one eye cataract and high myopia

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    Hi, I have high myopia for both eyes (-14 D). Right eye now has cataract. The doctor said I can do cataract surgery and lens implanted for the right eye. The left eye needs to do the same procedure even it does not have cataract, so the two eyes can both have myopia corrected and balanced. I still have question on whether or not to have cataract surgery for the left eye. Wondering if there is...
  • JennyDuncan

    Dry eye and cataract surgery

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    I need cataract surgery in my right eye, but my doctor wants me to see if the new medication Xiidra (lifitegrast) will help my dry eye first. (Restasis was a waste of time and eye plugs  - which worked great - kept falling out.)Does anyone else in the group use Xiidra (lifitegrast)?
  • JennyDuncan

    Cataracts and Reading Glasses

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    Greetings! I just turned 67. My right eye has a cataract that needs surgery. My lens Rx went from -2.75 to -4. in 3 months. My left eye is my near vision eye and I can read equivalent to +4 lens. MY CONCERN: If I get a monofocal lens in the right eye, I am afraid I will have to wear reading glasses. (I can't afford any of the other special lenses.) I don't care if I have to wear glasses for...
  • Julia1953

    Laser Removal

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    Hi. I'm 63 and have been told I need cataract surgery on both eyes. I'm told my cataracts are age related, not disease related. LOTS of people have told me the surgery is no big deal, but the thought of someone doing ANYTHING to my eyes scares me silly. They will do one eye at a time, and I have no date set yet. If anyone here had laser removal and can help ease my mind, I'd appreciate it.
  • miler

    Spectacles or ICL?

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    Hey everyone here,I am new here. I am writing here to get a suggestion on what should I do with my eye problems. I am an IT professional. Recently I found trouble in vision. It was because of the workloads. I know the reason but I am hard to find a solution for this. The thing is a spectacle would meet my need but I don't want to use that. Spectacles are something that I hated to wear from my...
  • laurapaq

    New to this group

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    Hi I am kind of new to this group.I am on a waiting list for cataract surgery. I went on the list in January and was told that I could wait from 9 months to a year.That would be fine except that I have only one eye. Had the right one removed in 1980.I would think that should bump me up on the list,but no.I live in Canada and we have long waits for almost everything medicalI am very worried but...
  • donsabi

    One Eye Cataract & Surgery On Other Eye

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    Next week I see my opthtmologist to set up cataract surgery on my left eye. There is no question I really need it. The problem is there is no cataract in my rigth eye and doctors are reluctant to do the surgery on that eye. I have worn glasses most of my life. Now 72. Left eye has always been a lazy eye and I think the best eyesight I had with that eye was 20/30 corrected. I am using a...
  • coreykenth

    Cateracts and Surgery

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    I had a cataract surgery at Evergreen eye centre in Washington( http://www.evergreeneye.com/cataracts.php )a year before and want to know how long I should wait to ride after the surgery. One of my friend had done this surgery and it took about a month. But my doctor said that one week is plenty. Has anyone been through this? Please share.
  • amandasturm

    Blade less laser cataract surgery

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    I have never used glasses my whole life, and never had to even go to an eye doctor, so I don't know much about eye surgeries. My mother who is now 60 has Cataract and the doctor said she will have to get a surgery to remove it. She is a lot worried about it and I don't know how to console her. Her appointment is fixed on the 3rd of next month ( at http://www.evergreeneye.com/cataracts.php ) Is...
  • deleted_user

    Information about Cataract Surgery

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    Last week our optometrist diagnosed my wife with cataract. Although it hasn't yet passed the initial stages, he suggested a cataract surgery and recommended me to an ophthalmologist of University eye clinic in Toronto, http://www.universityeyeclinic.com/cataract/ . We have an appointment with him for next Monday. Before the visit, we would like to know more about the surgery, other things to take...
  • garrry

    Lens Replacement

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    Ive just had lens replacement in both eyes very similar to most cataract operations except I had a trifocal lens fitted in either eyeDay three now and my sight is improving dailyMy distance vision better than it was when I was a teenagerI was warned by my surgeon That I may need readers for small printwhich wasn't an issue for me But I am able to read a news paperand the small print on the back...
  • samanta505

    Laser cataract surgery

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    Hi! I My ophthalmologist suggested that I should have a laser cataract surgery for both of my eyes. I'm scared. I wanted to know if it's possible to continue wear glasses with progressive lenses without cataract surgery. And also I've consulted Evergreen eye care at Seattle for my laser treatment ( http://www.evergreeneye.com/cataracts.php ) anyone did their laser treatment there? It would be...
  • donsabi

    Cosopt & Cataracts

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    About ten years ago I was dx'ed with glaucoma in my left eye. I had a laser procedure to relieve the pressure that was successful and prescribed Cosopt drops for that eye. (My right eye is fine). Over the years since I began using Cosopt I have developed a cataract in my left eye that now needs surgery. No drops in my right eye and no cataract either.Has anyone else developed a cataract/s...