I have posterior polar cataract and wondered whether prescription glasses can be helpful in improving my vision through a microscope. PM
DEC 12, 2016
I have a posterior polar cataract (a type of cataract or cloudy lens that people are born with) in my right eye. It makes it very hard to adjust focus while viewing slides through a microscope (I am a medical student). I don’t want to consider surgery since there is a high risk of complications in surgery of posterior polar cataract. Can prescription glasses be helpful in improving my vision through a microscope?
It is true that posterior polar cataracts can be riskier to remove than many other types of cataracts. However, it is possible that you also have a refractive error and that your vision in a variety of settings, including microscope use, could be improved with a pair of glasses. A visit with an ophthalmologist should be able to address this question.