If I have alopecia universalis, should I worry about the lenses that are put in during cataract surgery?
OCT 05, 2015
I have alopecia universalis (no hair on my body). My body rejects stiches from surgery and I now need cataract surgery. Should I worry about the lenses that are put in?
I don’t think you will have a problem. Artificial lenses are very well tolerated. I have operated on a number of patients with alopecia and other autoimmune conditions (when your body’s defense system against disease destroys its own tissue), and they do very well. And in the very rare scenario where you did have a reaction, we always would be able to remove the lens.