• Will cataract surgery repair my worsening nearsightedness?


    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?


    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.

    Answered By: