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problem eye..cataract would surgery to remove it compromise the cornea

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My husband was also told that the problem eye has a cataract would surgery to remove it compromise the cornea?

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Using modern cataract surgery techniques damage to the corneal endothelium, thereby compromising the cornea is very rare. If you husband already had corneal problems different steps can be taken to protect the cornea even more then usual during the cataract surgery.

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So to directly answer your question: No. Cataract surgery, as a general rule, will not compromise the cornea.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Could a problemwith caract surgry leed my husband to loose his sight in yhat eye?
Every surgery has risks and loss of vision is one of the risks of cataract surgery.....that being said, the risk of your husband going blind in his eye due to a complication of cataract surgery is very, very, very, very.....small.
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