• How soon after a vitrectomy can I have cataract surgery?


    How soon after a vitrectomy (surgery that removes gel inside eye to treat retinal conditions) can you have cataract surgery?


    It is not uncommon for patients to require cataract surgery after vitrectomy surgery. There is no “hard and fast” rule about how much time needs to pass between the two operations. However, I usually recommend waiting two to three months to make sure that the vitrectomy surgery has been successful without unanticipated complications.

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