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


    Question:

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


    Answer:

    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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