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Is cataract surgery on both eyes worth it given risk of fuchs dystrophy?

Is cataract surgery on both eyes worth it given risk of fuchs dystrophy?

Depends: Depends on how bad the fuch's is, and how bad the cataract is, and how motivated you are to see better. If cornea fails, dsek has a very good success rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A cataract is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Could laser eye surgery now, affect fuchs dystrophy in the future?

Could laser eye surgery now, affect fuchs dystrophy in the future?

Yes: There are a few cells lost with refractive surgery. Your doctor will get an idea if your endothelial cells counts are low, and possibley not recomment the procedure. ...Read more

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How soon can I fly after cataract surgery in both eyes?

Fly after CS: Most patients can fly right after cataract surgery (in an emergency); otherwise your eyeMD would want to see you 1day after & confirm you are ok to fly. Avoid bending, lifting, straining for 5-7days otherwise. ...Read more

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Should both eyes be fitted with lens for distance or only one for up close work for cataract surgery?

Should both eyes be fitted with lens for distance or only one for up close work for cataract surgery?

Worth a discussion: Using a different power in each eye, termed monovision, is a popular way to avoid the use of eyeglasses. If you get the distance power in each eye then you would need reading glasses. Consider also multifocal lenses which cost extra but can give you reasonable far and near vision after the surgery. This should be discussed with the surgeon doing the work for you. ...Read more

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I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why? My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

Double vision: Double vision after cataract surgery can be caused by many issues such as residual refractive error, eye misalignment, corneal irregularity, decentration or tilt of lens implants, retinal swelling, or other issues. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Mom's (70) getting cataract surgery. Will get 20/20 for distance in 1 eye & 20/20 for close-up in other. Why can't Doc give total 20/20 in both eyes?

Mom's (70) getting cataract surgery. Will get 20/20 for distance in 1 eye & 20/20 for close-up in other. Why can't Doc give total 20/20 in both eyes?

It is possible: She would have to pay for each eye for a "premium" lens which costs an extra $1000 each. She has probably discussed this with the surgeon and decided on the very workable option of setting one eye for near and one for far. Ask if she knows about premium lenses. ...Read more

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I had cataract surgery in both eyes a year ago. I am left with a terrible astigmatism in my left eye. The right eye is fine. Can the toric lens he used be removed and a standard lens be put in?

Yes: However, you need to find out why you still have astigmatism. The toric lens should have corrected that. Either your astigmatism is stronger than what the lens could correct, the toric lens is not placed or oriented in the ideal position, or something else besides astigmatism is causing your symptoms. Before removing any lens, the cause of your symptoms needs to be identified. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed w/Early stage Fuchs Dystrophy. high densitometry reading & guttate. Past 2yrs glare&hazyvision. Cataracts not the cause. Fuchs?

Recently diagnosed w/Early stage Fuchs Dystrophy. high densitometry reading & guttate. Past 2yrs glare&hazyvision. Cataracts not the cause. Fuchs?

Fuch's dystrophy: Your symptoms of glare &hazy vision is consistent with Fuchs Dystrophy. Also, cataracts can contribute to these symptoms as well. ...Read more