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Question:
Will having cataract surgery reactivate my chorioretinal scars (damaged tissue in the back of the eye), which might lead to blindness?

Answer:
It would be very rare for an uncomplicated cataract surgery to reactivate the process which caused the chorioretinal scars. Nothing is 100 percent, but I would say that it is highly unlikely for this to happen. I suggest you talk with your ophthalmologist.

Answered by: Wayne Bizer, DODr. Wayne Bizer

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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Answered: Jun 27, 2014

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