Thank you for taking my question. I am a 32 year old adult female with a congenital cataract that was never removed. My cataract is in my right eye, and it is very dense and large. I have a very small amount of peripheral vision to the extreme outside of the eye. I can see colors and make out basic shapes in that area. The cataract is so dense I can not see through it at all. I do not have any depth perception and can not "correct" for it. Because of that I can not drive.
My question is this. Would it be possible to have this removed and gain any kind of vision without problems like double vision? I'm afraid I would not be able to focus both eyes together and would be left with more problems then I have now.
if it really is congenital, then removing it probably wont do you much good. you very likely have poor retinal development under there (deprivation amblyopia), and the vision will is unlikely to be better from that eye w/o the cataract.
yes, you could have double vision after the surgery, but i doubt it. it probably will not change your life or overall vision much to have it removed.
Thank you for your answer. It is congenital, it was found when I was a few months old. It is also hereditary. That is why it was not removed, a cousin who is a year older than I had hers removed and went totally blind.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.