If your cataract is causing marked problems such as glare, loss of peripheral vision or rivalry with the other eye and your Eye MD feels it would be helpful, and if you understand the risks involved (infection, bleeding, retinal detachment, small risk loss of eye) then there is no reason not to have the surgery.
Post operatively you should hae your eyes dilated and checked for a RD more often than the routine case: at least one week, 3-4 weeks, 8 weeks, then every 3-4 months for a year.
It would be helpful to have a retina specialist see your pre and post operatively.
Thanks for your concern. Maybe I did not include enough info? Will repost tomorrow if need be.
Have not seen a retina doc, have seen 2 opthamologists but at the same clinic and the optometrist that referred me to same clinic - that might boil down to one opinion! I was told to to go ahead with the cataract surgery and if at some time in the future have flashes or many floaters to see a doc quick.
Do appreciate your responce. Am sorry that I did not not see your responce at first.
Right eye with the retinal hole is -8.00 -2.50 x 147 add +2.75 an opthamologist said that the eye could be brought to 20/25
The left eye was -7.00 3.00 x 011 once healed is suspposed be 20/30
I really need to get the RT eye done - yes! but can wait if having the cataract surgery could cause RD or the surgery make RD more apt to happen? Is that what you are saying?
Think of surgery like driving a car. THere is always a risk of death or injury and we read about it all the time. But the risk is relatively low so we take it. Life is taking risks. Sooner or later you vision will be so bad you will have not choice but to have surgery.
I strongly believe that your "personal eye doctor" should be a physician MD and not a non-MD optometrist. That is you would have two Eye MDs a general ophthalmologist and a retina Eye MD ophthalmologist. Find a general Eye MD at www.aao.org
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