Friday, August 24, 2012

Retinal Tear before Cataract Surgery

Question: I had a small retinal tear which was treated by a laser procedure in the office of the retinal specialist. He says the procedure was successful. Can this affect the outcome of cataract surgery with the implant of a monovision lens and a toric lens?

Answer: Any type of previous retinal tear, detachment, hole or other pathology requires due but not excessive caution if the Retinal Specialist has provided clearance for Cataract Surgery to a Cataract Surgeon. A monovision toric lens implant offers no additional or exceptional risk or challenge to the outcome. Follow the advice of your Retinal Specialist and Cataract Surgeon.

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