Should i have Cataract Surgery



Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 04/21/2018 - 17:13
United States
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I’m 42 yrs old & have cataracts (born with one) For at least the past 10yrs I’ve been wearing contacts. Near sightedness with Astigmatism. A few months ago I started seeing halos over light fixtures, trouble driving at night/headlights, dull vision with some slight fogginess.

Eye doc says cataracts are starting to interfere & depending on my level of interference, surgery is the option. I agreed. Scheduled for this Weds.

In the meantime & preparation for surgery I’ve been wearing my glasses (almost a full month) In doing so, I found that some of the issues -halos, foggy dull vision, etc have  decreased.

I plan to call the doc on Monday but want a second opinion, if I should go thru with surgery (doc says I’m a level 2 when grading cataracts) or just get used to wearing glasses again until it’s completely unbearable.

Thank you



Thanks for your Question



Cataract eye surgery is not an urgent surgery, it is an elective surgery in which patient can choose when to do it. You can have cataract surgery once you feel that cataract starts to affect your daily activities and routines , otherwise you don't have to do it. You should also ask your doctor if your vision meets the vision standards for driving and if you able to drive safely.

Cataract is a lens opacity that worsen gradually over time, sometimes years. The most common symptoms of cataract is blurred vision that occurs gradually.

Regular follow up is very important, i would recommend annual visit to your eye doctor.