Ask an Eye M.D. Answer Archive
Please read our important medical disclaimer.
Should cataract surgery be performed when Fuchs' dystrophy is also present? Or is it advisable to do surgery for both at the same time?
This is an impossible question to answer without knowing specific details. In general, if your ophthalmologist believes that the cornea can tolerate the cataract surgery, the single operation (cataract surgery) should be performed.
Answered by: Charles P. Wilkinson, MD
Have a question that hasn't been answered yet? Ask it!
Answered: May 14, 2013
Search for Questions & Answers
Meet Our Experts
- Your questions are answered by more than two dozen members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology who volunteer their time with EyeSmart.