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Question:
Can cataract surgery also remedy macular puckers?

Answer:
No, cataract surgery is only designed to remove the cloudy lens material, to be replaced by a new lens implant.  Macular pucker surgery is performed by a retina specialist along with a vitrectomy of the gel at the back of the eye and almost always is done as a standalone procedure.

Answered by: Jeffrey Whitman, MDDr. Jeffrey Whitman

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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Answered: Dec 08, 2012

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