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Question:
If you have astigmatism prior to cataract surgery that is not corrected during the surgery, are you any more likely to have a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)?

Answer:
Cataract surgery in general increases the risk of a PVD regardless of whether preoperative astigmatism is present and regardless of whether astigmatism is corrected with surgery. Patients with myopia are at increased risk of a PVD with or without cataract surgery.

Answered by: W. Barry Lee, MD  Dr. W. Barry Lee

Categories: Vision Correction, Eye Surgery, Cataracts

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Answered: Mar 13, 2013

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