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I have developed a cataract in my right eye which i can't read through. I'm 17 when will they offer me the op?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depends on many things, but from what you are saying, is sounds like you are a candidate for surgery!

In brief: Depends

Depends on many things, but from what you are saying, is sounds like you are a candidate for surgery!
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: When need Cat Surger

Not all cataracts require surgery.
If best vision is worse than 20/40 or glare is significantly affecting VA, most surgeons prefer to do surgery soon but depends on pt's sx, pt's risk factors, pt's preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on glasses & even glasses free after surgery which helps many decide for surgery soon. eyedoc2020.blogspot.com

In brief: When need Cat Surger

Not all cataracts require surgery.
If best vision is worse than 20/40 or glare is significantly affecting VA, most surgeons prefer to do surgery soon but depends on pt's sx, pt's risk factors, pt's preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on glasses & even glasses free after surgery which helps many decide for surgery soon. eyedoc2020.blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Complex

A seventeen year old with a cataract is such an unusual situation that this question cannot be answered online.
Discuss this with an ophthalmologist in person.

In brief: Complex

A seventeen year old with a cataract is such an unusual situation that this question cannot be answered online.
Discuss this with an ophthalmologist in person.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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