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You have an iris coloboma
. Do you know if you have a defect in your retina as well?
If you do have a retinal defect this may explain why the ophthalmologist
is not in a hurry to remove your cataract. If the cataract is not contributing a significant amount to your overall vision loss it may not be worth the risk of cataract surgery at this time.
That being said, if you have noticed a large decrease in your vision and if the glare is getting so bad that you can not function it very well may worth the risk of proceeding with cataract surgery at this point.
Since your current ophthalmologist does not seem to be willing to consider cataract surgery at this time I suggest you gather up your medical record and obtain a second opinion from a different ophthalmologist.
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