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That is not really a "standard" grading of a cataract. When we talk about cataracts, ophthalmologists grade them 1 through 4 and their location, such as anterior subcapsular, posterior subcapsular etc.
I'm sure he rattled off all those details and I didn't follow. He said it was white, not dense as previously suggested, and mentioned "blue dye" - I just didn't know what that meant.
What I believe the doctor was referring to when he spoke to the assistant is that he wants to use a special stain, that is a blue color, to highlight the anterior capsule of your cataract during surgery to make it easier to see when he does the anterior capsulotomy.
OK. Nothing too unusual it seems then, I'm guessing because the lens is white the stain will help him see it.
So, as you can see, this doesn't relate to your cataract, per se, but rather a small extra step he is going to take to make your cataract easier and safer
That is correct.
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