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Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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Experience:  Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
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I am 91 years old and have cataracts. I need surgery but am

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I am 91 years old and have cataracts. I need surgery but am concerned because I had surgery done a few years ago and it failed with loss of sight in that eye. My question is how can I determine that the retina in this eye is strong enough for a cataract surgery?
JA: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?
Customer: I went to the doctor yesterday. I cannot see without help
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No. The real concern is that I am afraid to have the surgery for fear that I will loose my sight
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

did the cataract cause a detached retina?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 27 days ago.

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