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Cause of retina swelling

I had a cataract removed in April 2010.  My eyes have always been in excellent health.  Now, I have developed a retinal swelling in the same eye I had the cataract in.  Only a slight swelling in the other eye.  Did the cataract removed cause the retinal swelling?

Thank you,
Libby
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