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Dr. Dan B.
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What can we expect from non-chrirurgical means of treating

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What can we expect from non-chrirurgical means of treating cataract?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 5 years ago.

Doctor DanB :

Hello and thanks for your question. Certainly smoking is a risk factor for cataract formation and also for cataract progression. Unfortunately, stopping smoking will do nothing to help a cataract improve or regress. Once a cataract is there, it does not improve and always gets worse. Stopping smoking may slow down the progression but not improve it. Does that make sense?

Doctor DanB : Ultimately, there is no proven formula or treatment of cataracts. The only way to treat a cataract is to remove it with surgery.
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