Hey guys, I'm new here :) I was wondering if anybody had any information/ experience with cataract surgery?
My dad has cataracts, and had surgery on his left eye before I was born (like 20 years ago) and ended up blind in that eye. He was recently injured on the job when a wire cut underneath his eye, and found out he has 8 months of sight left in his right eye. I want him to try surgery again, but I don't want to risk the rest of his sight....Would it be possible to operate on his blind eye, or is it too late?
Whether or not there is a chance to improve vision in the left eye depends on what the cause of the vision loss was in the left eye. As a functionally one-eyed patient, he must ALWAYS wear protective eyewear to prevent injury to the other eye. I don't know what the doctor meant by "8 months of sight left in the right eye", since there is no way for a doctor to know that definitely. I would have him evaluated by an ophthalmologist, and possibly referred to a major university eye center.
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