• Can sight ever be restored after getting an infection during cataract surgery?


    Question:

    Can sight ever be restored after getting an infection during cataract surgery?


    Answer:

    An infection associated with cataract surgery ay be discovered as early as one day and as late as several months after the surgery. The outcome of an intraocular infection after surgery, known as endophthalmitis, can vary from no adverse effect on vision to total loss of vision. This usually depends on the microbe that caused the infection, when the infection is discovered, and how the patient responds to treatment. So sight can be restored in an infection after cataract surgery in many, but not all, cases.


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