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How many years will catarac surgery last before needed again

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

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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
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Second opinion: Almost all of us will get cataracts if we live long enough. Some can get them earlier than others and the only proven risk factor for age related cata... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
It can be but low: Uveitis can be associated with Thyroid disease but it is ususlly a very low percent around 2%. It is been found mainly in poorly controlled hyper thyr... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Recommendations: It is conceivable you possess a genetic disorder causing your problems, and best you find out what has prompted your multiple problems.
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.
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
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

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