Senile Cataract (Age-Related Cataract) Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 02, 2021
  • Author: Vicente Victor Dizon Ocampo, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

How is senile cataract (age-related cataract) characterized?

What are the signs and symptoms of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

How is senile cataract (age-related cataract) diagnosed?

How are senile cataracts (age-related cataracts) staged during a slit-lamp exam?

How are senile cataracts (age-related cataracts) staged are based on the visual acuity?

What is the role of lens extraction in the treatment of senile cataracts (age-related cataracts)?

What is a senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the pathophysiology of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the prevalence of senile cataract (age-related cataract) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What are the racial predilections of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What are the sexual predilections of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the prognosis of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is included in patient education about senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

How is decreased visual acuity characterized in senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

How is increased glare characterized in senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What are the signs and symptoms of myopic shift in senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What causes monocular diplopia in senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

Which is included in the physical exam to evaluate senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What causes senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What are roles of systemic diseases in the development of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the role of UV light in the development of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What are the risk factors for senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Senile Cataract (Age-Related Cataract)?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

How is vision loss assessed in the workup of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

How is macular function assessed in the workup of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

Which tests are performed in the preoperative workup of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

How are senile cataracts (age-related cataracts) staged?

Treatment

What is the role of medications in the treatment of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the efficacy of surgery for senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the role of intracapsular cataract extraction in the treatment of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the role of extracapsular cataract extraction in the treatment of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the role of phacoemulsification in the treatment of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the efficacy of bilateral senile cataract (age-related cataract) surgery?

What are the risk factors for intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) during senile cataract (age-related cataract) surgery?

Which adverse effects are associated with alpha-adrenergic blockers in patients with senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the association between senile cataract (age-related cataract) and age-related macular degeneration?

What is the role of multifocal IOLs in the treatment of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the role of acrylic toric IOLs in the treatment of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the role of sealant (ReSure Sealant) in the treatment of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

When is surgery indicated for the treatment of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What are the possible intraoperative complications of senile cataract (age-related cataract) surgery?

What are the possible immediate postoperative complications of senile cataract (age-related cataract) surgery?

What are the possible late postoperative complications of senile cataract (age-related cataract) surgery?

What are the possible complications of senile cataract (age-related cataract) surgery?

How is infectious endophthalmitis due to senile cataract (age-related cataract) surgery treated?

How is senile cataract (age-related cataract) prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is included in postoperative care of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

What is the role of topical steroids in the treatment of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of senile cataract (age-related cataract)?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Senile Cataract (Age-Related Cataract)?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Senile Cataract (Age-Related Cataract)?

Which medications in the drug class Combination Ophthalmics are used in the treatment of Senile Cataract (Age-Related Cataract)?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory ophthalmics are used in the treatment of Senile Cataract (Age-Related Cataract)?

Which medications in the drug class Mydriatics are used in the treatment of Senile Cataract (Age-Related Cataract)?