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Could a very dense cataract lead to capsule rupture during surgery?
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Could a very dense cataract lead to capsule rupture during surgery?

A year ago my surgeon said I should have a cataract removed only if I wanted to.
At the time, I felt I saw well enough, so l chose not to.
But in one year, I could only see vague forms with that eye, so I had the surgery done.
My cataract was so thick that a photo couldn't be taken of it, so a doctor had to
take the measurement of my eye by numbing the eye and applying some instrument.

My question is, could a very dense cataract lead to capsule rupture during surgery?
Or maybe I should ask, does a rupture necessarily have to be a result of a very dense cataract?

I'm 74 and will need to have the cataract in my other eye removed due to its getting worse,
and wonder if I should seek another surgeon.

Thank you so much.
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The incidence of complications including a capsular rupture will increase with the severity of the cataract.  I would see  the same surgeon for the other eye since he has already experienced the problem with you first eye.

Dr. O.

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