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Dr. James Salz

Dr. James Salz

James Salz, MD, is a refractive and cataract surgeon in Los Angeles. He received his medical degree from Duke University and completed his internship and ophthalmology residency training at the University of Southern California, L.A. County Medical Center.

I am wondering if at age 73, if I am a candidate for LASIK? I am in excellent health and am tired of glasses.
My son is 19 and has always had problems with his eyes. I want laser surgery for him. They told me to wait until he's 21. Right now he's at a negative 9 in the right eye and a negative 9.5 in left eye. How bad is that?
Can you please explain what multifocal cataract surgery is?
I recently heard that the newest thinking about cataracts was that it was best to have them removed early in their development, rather than waiting for them to more fully develop. Is that true?
My mother-in-law has just had a cataract operation. Her eye is bloodshot two days after the operation. Is this normal?
Please explain the difference between a single lens for cataract surgery and multiple lens. Thank you.
What can I expect to occur after cataract surgery? I have heard horror stories and I am a little uneasy about the surgery.

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