Posterior Polar Cataract

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 03/13/2016 - 16:42
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Mongolia
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61
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Posterior Polar Cataract

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Question

 

 

Hi,

I am having Posterior Polar Cataract in my right eye. Actually where this cataract developed and is there any risk in operating this type of cataract.

What is the present success rate of this type of Cataract operation ?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

Posterior means the back surface of the lens. Polar means the center of that surface, so Posterior Polar cataract occurs at the center of the back surface of the lens.

Even small amount of posterior polar cataract can have significant effects on vision because posterior polar point is the point where all lights pass to macula.

Most of the time, there will be strong adhesion between the posterior polar cataract and the posterior capsule which can increase the risk of posterior capsular rupture but with experienced Cataract surgeon, this risk can be very minimum.

Every surgery has its own complications but the success rate of Cataract extraction with Phaco-emulsification is very high. In order to minimized the incidence of complications of Cataract surgery you should choose an experienced Cataract Surgeon.

 

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