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A 33-year-old member asked:

I have cataracts, corneal issues, severe dry eyes, is cataract surgery safe for me?

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Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Usually yes: Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most successful surgeries you can have. However, it can lead to further dryness in your eyes. Your eye condition and your young age suggest you may other issues to contend with. You need to address your concerns directly to your cataract surgeon.
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Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Ask your surgeon: It is always helpful to have your dry eye treated beforehand to make sure that is not the reason for your decreased vision. I'm not sure exactly what your corneal problem is exactly, but thankfully cataract surgery is pretty safe these days. It's always best to talk to your surgeon though.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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