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Question:
Is cataract surgery advisable with very dry eyes and allergies?

Answer:
Dry eye and allergy can possibly make the post-operative course after cataract surgery more difficult, but rarely are they so severe as to produce significant complications. Cataract surgery should be performed when a person's vision is impaired such that the things they want to do in life are being compromised, be that driving, reading, TV, etc. I suggest you see your ophthalmologist if you have dry eye or allergic eye disorder.

Answered by: Wayne Bizer, DODr. Wayne Bizer

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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