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How much is the cornea weakened after catarct opporation?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

None. The strength of the cornea is not significantly effected by cararact surgery.

In brief: None

None. The strength of the cornea is not significantly effected by cararact surgery.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not much

As long as you have a small incision operation with a 2.
75mm entry or smaller the cornea will not lose much tensile strength. The sensitive inner cells of the cornea (endothelium) can be damaged with denser cataracts or surgeon inexperience.

In brief: Not much

As long as you have a small incision operation with a 2.
75mm entry or smaller the cornea will not lose much tensile strength. The sensitive inner cells of the cornea (endothelium) can be damaged with denser cataracts or surgeon inexperience.
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv
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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology

In brief: Minimal

After the cornea has healed (about a month) there is minimal strength change to the cornea in modern small incision cataract surgery.

In brief: Minimal

After the cornea has healed (about a month) there is minimal strength change to the cornea in modern small incision cataract surgery.
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
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