Question: Is there an age limit for Cataract Surgery? At 92 should my friend have Cataract Surgery. He in lots of pain and takes drugs for pain.
Answer: There is no real age limit for Cataract Surgery. If a Cataract has progressed to a point of interfering with either the quality of one's life or the safety of an individual, and these aspects can be improved by a Cataract operation-it should be strongly considered. There are some practical matters that the Cataract Surgeon would need to carefully consider such as the health of the Retina in particular the Macula as at 92 years old there is a meaningful possibility that the onset of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) has at least commenced and may impact the setting of expectations for the results of the surgery.
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