Cataracts that occur due to the aging process cannot be prevented as the aging process itself cannot be prevented. Using the eyes for reading and similar activities have nothing to do with cataract formation. Avoiding the use of eyes will not prevent cataract. Till date as per all authentic medical research, no medication exists to prevent or cure a cataract. The only known treatment for cataract is surgery.
How are cataracts diagnosed?
The doctor will check the vision and examine the lens
for any signs of cataract. If the patient is having a significant visual handicap, the surgeon will advise surgery. In that case, a painless ultrasound
test is done to measure the length of the eye and determine the power of replacement lens to be implanted during surgery.
What is the treatment?
Early cataracts, if they lead to near-sightedness, may be managed by prescribing stronger eyeglasses or contact lenses. No medical treatment can prevent or reverse the development of catara