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  • Can Cataract Surgery Be Done on Both Eyes at Once?


    Can cataract surgery be done to both eyes in one operation?


    Yes, cataract surgery can be performed on both eyes the same day, but I don’t know any surgeon who exposes his or her patients to this risk. The concern is that, should there be a rare infection in one eye, a person could develop an infection in the other eye, too. Doctors think in terms of risk and benefit. The risk of ending up blind in both eyes seems too great a risk to most of us compared to the benefit of having both eyes operated on the same day.

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