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I am listed for Cataract surgery tomorrow. How safe is the

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I am listed for Cataract surgery tomorrow. How safe is the procedure? How long is it roughly and can you see out of the eye that is not being operated on during the procedure. I'm a male aged 70. David
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

we have the same first names.

sounds like you are worried about cataract surgery.

cataract eye surgery is very safe.

you are given sedation to fall asleep for the procedure so you don't move your eyes during the surgery.

so you don't have to worry about seeing out of the eye not being operated on.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thanks for the response. Moorfields eye hospital UK clinical policy is give local anaesthetic to one eye and you remain conscious throughout the procedure
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

your vision will be blurry during the cataract operation. but you will be able to see light, but it will be blurry

because they will be removing one of your lenses and then replacing it with a new lens which is not cloudy.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thanks for your response. David
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

you are welcome

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