New Eye Drops Can Dissolve Cataracts With No Need For Surgery

  • metta

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    Nov 10, 2015 8:23 PM GMT
    New Eye Drops Can Dissolve Cataracts With No Need For Surgery



    http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/one-step-closer-cataract-dissolving-eye-drops
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    Nov 10, 2015 9:27 PM GMT
    Well, not quite yet. While it does appear the cataract cloudiness can be reduced, the article indicates it has not yet been demonstrated that the treated eye lens can pass images any clearer than before.

    And I was kinda looking forward to having cataract surgery when it became necessary, having already been diagnosed with early stages. The reason being that in surgery the cloudy lens is replaced with a clear lens. But that lens can be made corrective for my near sightedness.

    Offering the possibility I could see well without glasses or contact lenses for the first time since I was 9 years old. Presumably these new drops wouldn't accomplish that vision correction, just clear the lenses I already have.

    My husband had cataract surgery on both his eyes, and he now sees with 20/20 vision. He still needs reading glasses in some cases, but not as much as before. Given a choice, I'd choose the surgery with corrective lenses for 20/20 vision.
  • Mulligan108

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    Nov 12, 2015 6:45 PM GMT
    What about for eye floaters?!