Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants at 80

Question: Is it practical for me at 80 years to pursue Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants for astigmatism? I do take medication for enlarged prostate.

Answer: If you have Cataracts and the decrease in vision they cause negatively impacts your being able to do the things you want to do safely and comfortably, there is no reason that you cannot have Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants as long as your general health is good and the overall health of your eyes-especially the Retina and Macula, is in reasonable shape. If you have a significant degree of astigmatism then having a toric lens implant-if recommended by your Cataract Surgeon would be a good choice for your vision correction at distance after the Cataract removal. Be certain to advise your Cataract Surgeon of the exact medication that you take for an enlarged prostate as well as any other medications you might be taking as these could require that he or she modify the actual cataract procedure in order to get you the best results.

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