What are some of the risks associated with not having a cataract removed? Can other damage occur as the cataract continues to get larger?
The main risk of not having a cataract removed is that you will be living with compromised vision from the cataract that is known to result in a higher incidence of falls as well as other problems. If your vision is not bothersome and you feel you can get around and do all activities of daily living, there is no harm in waiting. It is possible to wait too long, making the cataract operation more difficult if the cataract becomes mature or very dense.
Answered By: Gary S Hirshfield MD
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