The success of the procedure depends on the severity of the condition and any other eye conditions. The doctor will give you specific information after carefully assessing your eyes and before the procedure. A patient’s health plays a crucial role in the success of the surgery so any existing medical condition, such as diabetes, should be monitored and treated by the relevant doctors.
What if the procedure is not performed?
In many cases, waiting to undergo cataract surgery is not dangerous to your health. If you are able to see and any other medical conditions you have are well controlled, you may not need surgery for many years. Consider the following:
- Can you see, work and drive safely?
- Do you have trouble reading or watching television?
- Do you have a hard time cooking, buying groceries, working the garden, climbing stairs or taking your medication?
- Is your vision making it difficult for you to be with other people?
- Can you see other people’s faces?
- Do you struggle to see in bright places?