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  • Can I have cataract surgery if I have a scleral buckle?


    About 20 years ago I had retina surgery in my left eye and have a scleral buckle still in place to keep retina intact. Over the course of the last couple years I frequently have pain and pressure in the area where the detachment took place. I am concerned that there may be other issues going in and I also have a large cataract in the eye. I am very nervous that I may not find a surgeon who is qualified to do the cataract surgery with the buckle. Is cataract surgery with buckle possible?


    Yes cataract surgery is possible even with the scleral buckle and there is no difference in the procedure with or without a scleral buckle. Any cataract surgeon should be able to do the surgery.

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