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Could my father have cornea surgery after having eye damaged during cataract surgery ?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Edema p Cataract Sur

Yes, vision can worsen after cataract surgery temporarily due to swelling of the cornea or sometimes macula.
Steroid and nonsteroid drops help with the healing. Vision improves in the vast majority of patients after healing. If corneal swelling/edema does not resolve, PBK: pseudophakic bullous keratopathy can occur requiring a corneal transplant: high success rate, low complication rate.

In brief: Edema p Cataract Sur

Yes, vision can worsen after cataract surgery temporarily due to swelling of the cornea or sometimes macula.
Steroid and nonsteroid drops help with the healing. Vision improves in the vast majority of patients after healing. If corneal swelling/edema does not resolve, PBK: pseudophakic bullous keratopathy can occur requiring a corneal transplant: high success rate, low complication rate.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Kristin Nesburn
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Corneal surgery has advanced tremendously in the last few years.
The most common injury during cataract surgery is endothelial damage ( damage to the inner layer of the cornea). It is now possible to replace just this inner layer rather than the whole cornea. Your father should see a cornea specialist to see if he is a candidate for surgery, .

In brief: Yes

Corneal surgery has advanced tremendously in the last few years.
The most common injury during cataract surgery is endothelial damage ( damage to the inner layer of the cornea). It is now possible to replace just this inner layer rather than the whole cornea. Your father should see a cornea specialist to see if he is a candidate for surgery, .
Dr. Kristin Nesburn
Dr. Kristin Nesburn
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