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A 42-year-old member asked:

I am having cataract surgery soon they are putting in an implant. is this painful? success rate?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Levin
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Not to worry!: Placing an intraocular lens implant during surgery after cataract removal is standard of care. It does not hurt at all as you are numb from the anesthetic. It does not require any sutures. Success rate of cataract surgery overall is 98-99%. Just follow your surgeon's instructions and you will do great!
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Successful: There is typically minimal to no pain with and after the surgery. Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical proceedures performed in the world and is one of the most successful 99% ++. There is the possibility of problems and in rare cases blindness. Discuss this with your surgeon and find one that has done many of these surgeries with a high success.
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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Good News: You are very fortunate to live at a time when modern day small incision cataract surgery with an implant (you need one to replace your clouded lens) is painless with a quick recovery . The whole experience should be easy.
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Last updated Sep 30, 2020
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