• Is it possible to have a successful cataract surgery with pseudoexfoliation?


    I have psuedoexfoliation (when flaky dandruff-like deposits peel off the lens inside the eye and potentially block fluid from leaving the eye) and need to have cataract surgery. Is it possible to have a successful surgery with this condition? The ophthalmologist wasn't very encouraging about my problem. I wasn't aware of it until I had an appointment to schedule cataract surgery.


    Most patients with pseudoexfoliation have no problems with the surgery and if you do, there are corrective actions that can be taken during the surgery to produce a good outcome. If you surgeon does not feel comfortable with such surgery, you are entitled to get a second opinion.

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