What Are Risks of Cataract Surgery After Corneal Transplants?
April 2, 2012
Family member has lattice dystrophy in both eyes. 17 years ago both eyes had corneal transplants (albeit not a same time). 2 years ago right eye had another corneal transplant again. 1 month ago left eye cornea transplant again.
Right eye has developed cataracts to the point of cloudy vision. Left eye has a cataract also, but as the transplant surgery was only 3 weeks or so ago and so that eye is still healing and vision can’t be measured.
My question is: can cataract surgery be performed after someone has had corneal transplants? If so, what are the possible negatives in this situation? Will it prevent in any way future corneal transplants as they become necessary? Let me add that after right eye surgery the vision was crystal clear with a contact lens – but recently vision quickly degraded due to aggressive cataract.
We are advised by ophthalmologist that this aggressive and fast growing cataract issue was caused by the steroids/anti rejection drops.
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