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Suggest treatment for reduced vision in a 61 year old

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Dr. Nagamani Ng

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Posted on Wed, 7 Sep 2016 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: Hi,
My father has eye sight problem he is 61 years of age and the visibility has come down as he can recognize the people who is only 1feet near.
As he is staying in a village he is not ready to go to a doctor I need to help him badly.
he's not using any eyeglasses and nor gone to any doctor.
It will be obliged kindly advise me if there is any treatment for regaining back his eyesight.

Regards
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
CATARACT surgery.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX,

Thanks for posting a query,

The reduced eye sight your father is complaining of looks to be due to the cataract which is very common in elderly age group.

You can consult a ophthalmologist and confirm the diagnosis.
If it is the cataract that is hurting him then the intraocular lens insertion can be performed. which is done on a day care procedure with no staying process in the hospital.

Any query do follow up,
Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Nagamani Ng 11 minutes later
Thanks doctor,
what will be the average cost for insertion of intraocular lens kindly advise.
Regards
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
15000_ 30000

Detailed Answer:
It varies from one hospital to others,
It may be between 15 to 30 thousand.

Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Nagamani Ng 4 minutes later
Thanks doctor,
I will be visiting shushrutha eye hospital in XXXXXXX next month.
Regards
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Good hospital.

Detailed Answer:
Ya that is a good hospital, you can take him there.

Do update me after the hospital visit.

Take care.
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