Cataract in middle age

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/11/2014 - 16:03
Country
Turkey
Age
42
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No

Question

 

 

Thank you for allowing me to post my question

Can you tell me why a typically healthy man would begin developing cataracts in his forties?

This person is very healthy, eats right, takes vitamins and has no family history of disease to speak of. He has had a cataract removed from one eye and then had a retinal detachment in that eye, now he has developed a cataract in the other eye.

We are looking for answers, any information would help.

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your question

 

 

Age related cataract or Senile cataract is one cause of cataract. There are many ocular and systemic causes such as Diabetic Mellitus, myotonic dystrophy,steroid medications, radiation,retinitis pigmentosa,wilson disease and so on.

In order to know what was the cause in your case, your eye doctor should order full ocular and systemic evaluation. Sometimes Congenital cataract can be unrecognized and asymptomatic during childhood but with time it can become symptomatic and require surgical removal.

Cataract surgery can be complicated by retinal detachment especially in patients with vitreous loss during cataract surgery, patients with high myopia and in patients with collagen diseases such as Marfan Syndrome.

 

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