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When does the 2nd eye's cataract usually worsen after the initial cataract surgery?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies

Every cataract progresses at different rates.
It can be weeks, months or years.

In brief: Varies

Every cataract progresses at different rates.
It can be weeks, months or years.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Varies

Some patients need surgery in both eyes upon initial presentation.
Others need the second eye within 6-12 months. Others need it years later.

In brief: Varies

Some patients need surgery in both eyes upon initial presentation.
Others need the second eye within 6-12 months. Others need it years later.
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Variable

Most often the cataracts are of the same severity.
There is no way to predict how fast the second eye will need surgery, but usually at the same time as the first or shortly there after. Especially once you see the improvement in the first eye.

In brief: Variable

Most often the cataracts are of the same severity.
There is no way to predict how fast the second eye will need surgery, but usually at the same time as the first or shortly there after. Especially once you see the improvement in the first eye.
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