• Will cataract surgery repair my worsening nearsightedness?


    Question:

    I had a macular hole repaired. In the year since, I have become more nearsighted in that eye (from 3 to 9). Will the cataract surgery I will need repair this and stop it from getting worse?


    Answer:

    After macular hole surgery, cataract formation and worsening of cataract are common. As the cataract forms, it generally induces more nearsightedness and that can be corrected with cataract surgery.


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