6 doctors weighed in:
What is the downside of removing cataracts?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
Can have more light sensitivity, get glare and halo, need reading glasses with a monofocal lens set for distance.
The small risks associated with cataract surgery such as infection, bleeding, corneal or retinal swelling, dropped lens pieces, failed cornea in some situations, etc.

In brief: Sometimes
Can have more light sensitivity, get glare and halo, need reading glasses with a monofocal lens set for distance.
The small risks associated with cataract surgery such as infection, bleeding, corneal or retinal swelling, dropped lens pieces, failed cornea in some situations, etc.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not much
Cataract surgery is very rewarding for the patient and surgeon - i enjoy it immensely.
Of course, with any procedure there are potential side effects and complications but these are usually small compared with the visual benefits. This is an exciting time!

In brief: Not much
Cataract surgery is very rewarding for the patient and surgeon - i enjoy it immensely.
Of course, with any procedure there are potential side effects and complications but these are usually small compared with the visual benefits. This is an exciting time!
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
In brief: No real down side
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: No real down side
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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