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Someone became blind from cataract, would their eye color change?
23 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
15 doctors agree
In brief: Might turn white
An advanced untreated cataract will eventually turn white in the pupillary space.
If still untreated, some will dissolve and lose the white color but more often will rupture and set up a terrific inflammation inside the eye. In this era, cataract removal is so predictable and safe that advanced cataracts should be rare.

In brief: Might turn white
An advanced untreated cataract will eventually turn white in the pupillary space.
If still untreated, some will dissolve and lose the white color but more often will rupture and set up a terrific inflammation inside the eye. In this era, cataract removal is so predictable and safe that advanced cataracts should be rare.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Rare but yes
Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed in world & US.
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In brief: Rare but yes
Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed in world & US.
Complication risk very low; best time in history to have CS: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly!
Most likely not!

In brief: Possibly!
Most likely not!
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Never
Eye color (i.
e. The brown/blue/green part, the iris) does not change because the cataract is behind the iris.

In brief: Never
Eye color (i.
e. The brown/blue/green part, the iris) does not change because the cataract is behind the iris.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cataract
A cataract will not change the color of the iris but if the cataract is advanced you may be able to detect its color (brown or white) by looking at the pupil.

In brief: Cataract
A cataract will not change the color of the iris but if the cataract is advanced you may be able to detect its color (brown or white) by looking at the pupil.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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