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Cataract is newly diagnosed. Told I would some day need removal, should I do it before my doctor retires?
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Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
You should not time your cataract surgery based on factors such as your doctor's retirement, insurance, or even the state of your health.
Cataract should only be removed when you are bothered by the blurred vision it causes.

In brief: No
You should not time your cataract surgery based on factors such as your doctor's retirement, insurance, or even the state of your health.
Cataract should only be removed when you are bothered by the blurred vision it causes.
Dr. George Yang
Dr. George Yang
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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
I would wait until you are having some level of difficulty with your vision before considering removal.
If you cataracts are causing you any level of difficulty with your vision they you can consider surgery. Your doctor should be able to help you with this decision.

In brief: No
I would wait until you are having some level of difficulty with your vision before considering removal.
If you cataracts are causing you any level of difficulty with your vision they you can consider surgery. Your doctor should be able to help you with this decision.
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Age related cataract gradual grows in a very slow rate. If its not bothering you then it may take you many years to be symptomatic.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
In brief: Depends if advanced
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 sooner but depends on pt's sx, risk factors, preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on or free of glasses after surgery; clear lens removal also possible in some pts; more info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com

In brief: Depends if advanced
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 sooner but depends on pt's sx, risk factors, preferences; also, though no guarantees with any surgery, many patients are less dependent on or free of glasses after surgery; clear lens removal also possible in some pts; more info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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