Thursday, July 18, 2013

Color Blindness after Cataract Surgery?

Question: Does cataract surgery make the patient color blind? Also will it affect my ability to obtain a CDL?

Answer: Cataract surgery in no way should make you color blind. If you weren’t color blind before the cataract operation you shouldn’t be color blind afterward. In fact, cataracts cause colors to become faded and many patients report that colors are much more vivid after their surgery. So, unless you have some other eye problem this should not be a problem-nor should cataract surgery hamper your ability to get a CDL.

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