Frequently asked questions
I have been diagnosed with cataracts at 20, is this normal ?
Most cataracts are related to aging, but some cataracts are present at birth (congenital cataracts). Other types of cataracts are caused by shocks to the eye (traumatic cataracts) or by taking medication; cortin, for example. Some diseases such as diabetes can accelerate the onset of cataracts.
I have a cataract in my right eye, what will happen to my left eye ?
A cataract is not a contagious disease; it does not spread from one eye to the other. Most often though, it occurs in both eyes at once.
Can I become blind over time ?
The final stage of cataracts is blindness, but cataracts can be easily treated with simple surgery.
It should be noted, however, that cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in developing countries as cataract surgery is not often practiced there.
I’ve been prescribed a treatment, is it effective ?
Eye drops or dietary supplements have no demonstrated efficacy in treating cataracts in a preventative or curative manner.
Cataracts were discovered during a routine control, do I need to have emergency treatment ?
There is no urgency to operate on the cataract if you do not have visual discomfort.
Specializing in the anterior segment of the eye, the Clinic of Dr. David Donate is renowned for its expertise in refractive surgery, including: laser, implants, and corneal incisions, to name a few. Dr. David Donate is also available to diagnose and treat your various eye disorders. Our ophthalmology clinic also welcomes you for your pre-operative appointments and is there to ensure the good health of your eyes.