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How many years will catarac surgery be effective

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Congenital cataract : Depending on how long ago the surgery was performed, there are many things that can be done. A complete eye exam to determine the state of your eye wo... Read More
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: You may be able to improve the vision with glasses, contacts or laser correction. There may be scar tissue that can be lasered. Depending on the age... Read More
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
See below: You may be able to improve the vision with glasses, contacts or laser correction. There may be scar tissue that can be lasered. Depending on the age, ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pyfer
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
No worries: Cataract surgery at age 15 is very unusual. This is often due to trauma, metabolic diseases such as diabetes, or hereditary factors. As long as you ar... Read More
Dr. Arun Gulani
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Yes you must: There could be capsular changes that can be easily managed to improve your vision. Retinal health and pressures should be reviewed too
Dr. Steven Rosenfeld
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Absolutely yes!: There are many silent causes of blindness that can occur months to years after cataract surgery, and you should have annual dilated ophthalmological e... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: Treatment depends on the cause. Go see an eye doctor for further evaluation and appropriate treatment.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Depends.: You need to see your eye doctor, but the most common cause would be a secondary cataract which can be resolved with a simple 60 second yag laser proce... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Everybody: Everybody gets cataracts, just like wrinkles on your skin. Just like wrinkles, some people get it earlier than others. There's also a wide spectrum.... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Cataract surgery: If it's been over a year since your last eye exam get it done soon and ask for advice.
A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Most : Most patients are able to see well enough to drive within 1 day of their cataract surgery. There can be exceptions. For example, a patient with a str... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Secondary cataract: Secondary cataract is a condition where the posterior capsule (the clear membrane behind the lens) becomes cloudy or scarred. Immediately after surge... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Rauen
Ophthalmology 15 years experience
Not sure: With the gap you described, it is hard to imagine the change in skin cokor is related to the cataract surgery. There are other health conditions that... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No, but: The calculations required to predict the correct implant power with cataract surgery is much less precise for an eye that has had refractive surgery.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Corneal arcus: This is almost certainly your corneal arcus, a layering of grey-white fat in the corneal tissue next to the edge. It is common in older folks, may be... Read More

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