I only see well from one eye – I am scared of having any surgery to my good eye!

I only see well from one eye – I am scared of having any surgery to my good eye!

Having poor vision in one eye due to injury or lazy eye (amblyopia) certainly increases the anxiety of having cataract surgery.   I typically advise to wait until surgery to the ‘good’ eye absolutely needed (e.g. driving requirement).

Obviously, the actual procedure has no more risk that normal… it is the understandable anxiety that needs to be added into the equation as to when to do the cataract removal.

Sometimes there is an argument to do cataract surgery in a poorly seeing (amblyopic) eye.  If your prescription ended up very different between your two eyes post-surgery… this can introduce perceptual, vertigo and balance issues.  It depended how much the poorly seeing eye was actually being used vs. suppressed pre-surgery.

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  • JPC
    JPC Saturday, 28 March 2020 18:37 Comment Link

    Rather Brilliant!!
    Easy to follow, I like the cartoon style format (not sure what it is officially called)
    I also enjoyed knowing what you've been doing for last 2 weeks following the dating on different topics!! And I like the club theme.
    Well done. Could be on a loop on the office?

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