Is it required to go for cataract surgery on a blind eye or can I leave it as it is without risk for the rest of my life?
AUG 14, 2014
I’m 46 years old and have a blind left eye from childhood. Now that eye has a cataract (cloudy natural lens). Is it required to go for cataract surgery or can I leave it as it is without risk for the rest of my life?
It is impossible to answer this question completely without knowing more about why the eye is blind.
Still, it is rarely required to remove a cataract in a blind eye that is otherwise doing well. One potential reason to remove the cataract could be inflammation and increased intraocular pressure associated with a "hypermature" cataract.