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I have been told that cataracts are forming in both eyes. I

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I have been told that cataracts are forming in both eyes. I am 78. Is there a way of reducing these before sugery is necessary please? Norman
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 5 years ago.

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Cataracts are nothing but opacification of the crystalline natural lens in the eye ( or its capsule).

Customer:

Yes

Dr. A.S. Desai :

The changes in the lens are age related and are a natural process which are irreversible .

Dr. A.S. Desai :

As of now there are no medicines which can slow down the cataracts.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Once formed the cataract has to be operated only.

Customer:

I follow. Buwhen you google some treatments come up - herbal etc. Are you saying they are no good?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Yes, they are no good and are best ignored.

Customer:

OK. Well if that is it, then that is it. Anything to add? Maybe that it will take some years before they need an op?

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