• What are the chances of my retina detaching, if I get cataract surgery?


    Question:

    I have had a puckered retina for the last 10 years. I need cataract surgery and I'm afraid my retina will detach because of it. What are the chances of this happening?


    Answer:

    There is really no relation between macular pucker—or what is also called pre-retinal fibrosis—and retinal detachment. However, since it occurs in the macula or central vision area, you may have limitations on your vision even after cataract surgery. A retina specialist will sometimes do surgery on this area to improve the vision.


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