Is It Better to Have Cataract Surgery on Both Eyes or One Eye?
February 1, 2013
The latest issue of Ophthalmology from the American Academy of Ophthalmology reported on a study finding that second-eye cataract surgery may result in better visual functioning than single-eye surgery.
Studying nearly 1,800 patients who had not yet undergone surgery for cataract, researchers concluded that unilateral cataract surgery (i.e., surgery in one eye) improves visual functioning, the largest gains are found in patients who undergo second-eye cataract surgery. As such, they recommended second-eye cataract surgery for patients with visual or functional symptoms even after successful first-eye surgery.
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