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1.Is glaucoma curable? 2.Why there is no treatment In this era? I got a news that America has invented a medicine or injection which can completely cure the disease3. Is this true?

M.D. Homeopathy, B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
1.Is glaucoma curable? 2.Why there is no treatment In this era? I got a news that America has invented a medicine or ...
Hello, no idea about the America but definitely homoeopathic medicine help to control the condition, many a patient have got good results.
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Glaucoma - Signs That Help Detect It!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Faridabad
Glaucoma - Signs That Help Detect It!
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. The optic nerve is a bundle of millions of nerve fibres which carry visual impulse from the retina at the back of eye to the brain. The increased Eye pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve and fasten the natural nerve fibre loss. Since nerve cells can't regenerate this damage is permanent and irreversible.

Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years. Because most people with glaucoma have no early symptoms or pain from this increased pressure, it is important to see your eye doctor regularly so that glaucoma can be diagnosed early and treated before significant functional visual loss occurs.

If you are over age 40 and have a family history of glaucoma, you should have a complete eye exam with an eye doctor every one to two years. If you have any risk factors, you may need to visit your eye doctor more frequently.

What Are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?

For most people, there are usually few or no symptoms of glaucoma. The first sign of glaucoma is often the loss of peripheral or side vision, which can go unnoticed until late in the disease. This is why glaucoma is often called the "Sneak Thief of Vision" or "Silent Thief of Eye Sight".

If you have any of the following symptoms, seek immediate medical care:

Seeing halos around lights
Vision loss
Redness in the eye
Eye that looks hazy (particularly in infants)
Nausea or vomiting
Pain in the eye
Narrowing of vision (tunnel vision)
Risk Factors

There are several risk factors, which may lead to glaucoma, such as

Age of the individual
Ethnicity- African, Caribbean, Hispanics and Asians are at higher risk
Increased eye pressure or IOP History of glaucoma in family or relatives
Presence of Myopia or Hyperopia
Previous eye injuries
Use of steroids- as injections, tablets, eye or ear drops or ointments or protein supplements for muscle building in gyms or inhalers
Previous history of anemia
Individuals conditions affecting blood flow like hypertension, diabetes or high blood sugar, migraine etc are also at risk.

The treatment for glaucoma relies on the nature and seriousness of every case. Generally, glaucoma cannot be totally cured, but it can be controlled. Eye drops, pills, laser strategies, and means of surgery are utilized to maintain and prevent further harm from happening. Talk to your eye doctor to find out if you are at risk of developing glaucoma.

Hi, Kya cataract (starting) ka ilaaj hai without operation. Please give me suggestion.

General Physician, Delhi
Hi, Kya cataract (starting) ka ilaaj hai without operation. Please give me suggestion.
Antioxidants,vitamin C, vitamin E may help to delay /prevent eye diseases eg - macular degeneration , cataract formation.
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I am 54 years have a family history of 5 out of 7 bro & 1 out of 4 sister of RP. Since the age of 18. Now have much of sufaid mota nearly blind. Sister totally blind at 60. Is there any advantage of operating sufaid motia .Please guide. Thanks.

MBBS, M S (Ophthalmology )
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am 54 years have a family history of 5 out of 7 bro & 1 out of 4 sister of RP. Since the age of 18. Now have much o...
By getting operation on Cataract you are not going to loose anything. Only chances are your vision could be bettter. At least it will not be deteriorate after operation of cataract. Good luck.
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Cataract - Common Signs That It Includes!

Ophthalmologist, Navi Mumbai
Cataract - Common Signs That It Includes!
Cataracts are a common eye problem experienced by the elderly. In some cases, babies may also be born with cataract as a congenital defect or it may develop as a result of conditions such as diabetes. Cataracts can affect one or both eyes and is characterized by the clouding of the lens in the eye. This can make it difficult to see clearly and if not treated in time can lead to blindness.

Common symptoms of cataract include:

Blurred vision
Changes in the perception of colour
Night blindness
Increased sensitivity to glares
Double vision
An eye examination is the first step to diagnosing cataracts. To confirm a diagnosis the doctor will also dilate the pupil to check the lens. Most cataracts can be easily treated with surgery. This surgery involves the separation of the cataract from the lens and its removal after which an intraocular lens implant is placed in the eye. In cases where this cannot be used, corrective contact lenses or glasses will need to be used. One of the most popular methods of cataract surgery is known as phaco surgery or phacoemulsification.

This surgery involves making two, small incisions on the eye where the cornea meets the sclera. This is then used to create a circular opening in the lens through which a probe is inserted into the eye. Sound waves or laser is then used to break the cataract into small pieces. This is then removed from the eyes and an intraocular lens implant is put in its place. Stitches are rarely required for this surgery and it is usually performed as an outpatient procedure while the patient is under local anaesthesia. When treating cataracts, both eyes are usually not addressed simultaneously.

This surgery is usually pain free. The operated eye may be bandaged overnight and the patient will be given a protective eye shield to be worn for a week. The doctor will ask you to get a check up 2-3 days after the surgery where they can evaluate the clarity of the lens, overall health of the eye, eye pressure and visual acuity.

Cataract surgery is generally considered to be a safe surgery but like any other surgery there are risks involved. Some of the possible complications of this type of surgery include:

Pain and redness of the eye
Vision problems
Swelling of the eye
Discharge from the eye
Flashes or floaters in the patient s vision
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I am 65 years old and had cataract operation of both eyes. Also have glaucoma in right eye. Feel dryness in both eye. Pl advice eye drop/medicine I should take. Thank you.

Ayurveda, Hyderabad
I am 65 years old and had cataract operation of both eyes. Also have glaucoma in right eye. Feel dryness in both eye....
Hello lybrate-user you need a medication for this .you need a consultation to know your condition better .there will be a solution to almost all the problems if we can analyse the problem correctly. Thank you.
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Cloudy Vision - Can It Be Because Of Cataract?

MBBS, DOMS, Felowship in Medical Retina
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Cloudy Vision - Can It Be Because Of Cataract?
Cataract is clouding of clear natural lens present inside the eye, this is a major cause of decreased vision in elderly. Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes, usually developing very slowly. Things look blurry, hazy, less colourful and less sharp with cataract.

Most cataracts are related to ageing, however many other factors can either increase the rate of formation or cause cataract formation.

Causes of Cataract Formation-

Ageing: Most common cause. As the proteins present in the lens of the eye degenerates over the years ( just like any other organ) cataract is formed. If you are having Diabetes or hypertension, the rate of formation gets accelerated.

Radiation: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays, especially UV-B rays, results in cataract in your eyes. Wearing sunglasses in the daytime helps in slowing down the process of cataract.

Genes: Many genetic disorders can result in congenital cataract ( cataracts present since birth) or early formation. Like in Lowe syndrome or Down's syndrome.

Lifestyle Choices: Cigarette smoking, long hours of sun exposure regularly, antioxidant, poor diet etc. are responsible for the onset of cataract.

How To Detect Cataract?

Certain signs and symptoms suggest the existence of cataract in the eye. Depending on the type and level of cataract, problems in vision occurs. The main symptom is foggy cloudy vision as if seeing through a dirty glass window.

Other Symptoms are-

inability to see clearly in bright light (during the day) which becomes better in dim light ( evening and night) and vice versa.
watery, tired eyes - mild pain in and around eyes.
yellow tinge in vision
Halos around light bulbs or bright light.
If you are experiencing above symptoms and having problems in viewing things clearly, visit an ophthalmologist and get your eyes checked.
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Is stapedectomy permanent solution to hearing loss due to otosclerosis. Which is the best hospital for stapedectomy operation in North India or punjab.

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Nashik
Is stapedectomy permanent solution to hearing loss due to otosclerosis. Which is the best hospital for stapedectomy o...
Hello yes as far as I know you have to undergo stapedectomy. However consult the proper ent for operation. There might be many good hospitals you can go to AIMS delhi or ask your Physician for the best hospitals.
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Clouded Vision - Do You Think It Can Be Cataract?

Ophthalmologist, Jodhpur
Clouded Vision - Do You Think It Can Be Cataract?
Cataract can be defined as the clouding of the natural lenses in the eyes. This is caused by the clumping of protein in the eye lens. Cataract is a common eye disorder and the leading cause of loss of vision in people who are past their fortieth birthday. Cataract can occur in one or both eyes. When diagnosed properly, cataract can be treated with surgery to prevent blindness.

Depending on where and how they develop, there are many types of cataract. The most common amongst these are:

Subcapsular cataract: These occur at the back of the eye lens. Diabetic patients are very susceptible to this kind of cataract.
Nuclear cataract: Yellowish-brown cataract that form in the center of the lens are called nuclear cataract. This is usually seen in cataract caused by ageing.
Cortical cataract: Cataract in the lens cortex are known as cortical cataract. These are wedge shaped and whitish in color. Spokes protruding out of these opaque wedges can be seen moving towards the center of the eye.
Congenital cataract: Though they are not common, babies can also have cataract. Cataract formed at birth or within the first year of a baby's birth are known as congenital cataract.
Secondary cataract: Cataract is one of the known side effects of diabetes and glaucoma. Some steroids and medicines are also linked to cataract.
Traumatic cataract: If your vision becomes cloudy years after an eye injury, it could be a traumatic cataract. It can take several years for this to happen.
Radiation cataract: Exposure to radiation can also lead to cataract. This is seen sometimes in patients who have undergone radiation therapy to fight diseases like cancer.
Though the type of cataract might differ from person to person, the symptoms are usually the same. Some of the common symptoms of cataract are:

1. Blurred vision

2. Reduced night vision

3. Increased sensitivity to light and glare

4. Seeing halos around lights

5. Colors appearing faded

6. Double vision

A reading test is the first step towards diagnosing cataracts. This is followed by tests to measure the eye pressure. Your doctor will also need to dilate the pupil to check the condition of the optic nerves and retina. Surgery is the safest way to remove a cataract. Surgery is usually recommended when cataract begin inhibiting your daily life such as preventing you from driving, interfering with reading etc.

In most cases, this can be done as an outpatient procedure. The earlier it is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. Hence, if you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, get your eyes checked at once. The surgery is a day-care surgery only, so a person can go home the same day.
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