----------------------- Advertisement --------------------------
Q&A
If you have any query about any medical problem get an answer from an expert
  Comments: Read | Post

Can a cataract recur after surgery?

Friday, 07 March 2003
Answered by: Rishi Mohan
Consultant Eye Surgeon
Apollo Hospital
New Delhi
Google Buzz

Q. I am a 28 year old male. I had cataract in my eye 10 years ago, which I got operated and got an imported lens fit in. Now I am facing the same problem in both my eyes - problems like glare from headlights, poor vision, discharge of white semi-solid substance from the eyes. Can cataract occur again in eyes after surgery and implantation of the artificial lens?

A.  The problem described could be attributed to the development of after-cataract, a thickening of the posterior capsule or membrane that is used to support the lens. This commonly occurs in young individuals who undergo cataract surgery. It is easily treated by YAG laser capsulotomy. You should consult an ophthalmologist who can perform the procedure on an out-patient basis.

A.  The problem described could be attributed to the development of after-cataract, a thickening of the posterior capsule or membrane that is used to support the lens. This commonly occurs in young individuals who undergo cataract surgery. It is easily treated by YAG laser capsulotomy. You should consult an ophthalmologist who can perform the procedure on an out-patient basis.

Comments: Read | Post
More from this section
More »
Post comments
We request you not to tell us about your medical problems through this comment tool.
We are unable to keep track of the innumerable queries and their answers that we get everyday unless they are sent through "Ask a Question"

Name:*   E-mail:*
City:   Phone:
Comments:* 7000 characters remaining
Spam protection
Enter the code:*
Disclaimer: Material sent in this section is contributed by users. DoctorNDTV accepts no responsibility for the content or accuracy of such material and does not endorse or subscribe to the content.
----------------------- Advertisement4 --------------------------
 
Latest Photos
 
 
Survey
Radiation and health outcomes

The effect radiation has on human health has been the subject of recent interest.

-------------------------------- Advertisement -----------------------------------