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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
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