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Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
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Experience:  Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
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Crystalline cataracts - sudden onset - 9/11 first responder

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crystalline cataracts - sudden onset - 9/11 first responder - national guard - prior healthy - now 30 year old white female - immune compromised - negative hiv/hep c - now has tachy/brady - asthma - also in iraq 16 months - also has been hospitalized with tunismus and pneumonia
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.
Hello and thanks for your question. Cataracts can be exacerbated and/or caused by increased UV light exposure, cigarette smoke, diabetes, radiation therapy, corticosteroid use (any route). I'd she has asthma and has used inhaled and/or oral steroids then this could've been responsible for the rapid-onset cataract formation.
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