Thursday, December 13, 2012

Retinal Detachment Risk after Cataract Surgery

Question: I am concerned about my risk of retinal detachment after cataract surgery. I am 75 years old, myopic, 75 yrs old and had retinal tears in each eye 13 years ago. What is the chance of retinal detachment after cataract surgery?? I am not ready to have cataract surgery yet but it is causing many sleepless nights    

Answer: If it has been 13 years since the repair of your retinal tears-and they were treated with a laser at that time-one would assume that they have been well sealed and the retinas are stable and well attached. To confirm this you should have a consultation with your retinal specialist prior to your cataract surgery who can then clear you for the cataract operation. Once these precautions have been taken, it is likely that with an experienced Cataract Surgeon performing your procedure you will have a safe and predictable outcome.

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