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Impaired vision in right eye due to cataract, left eye has weak retina that detaches easily. What an be done?

Hi.. My father has black catract in his right eye and is unable to see from that eye since long period. The left eye has weak ratina and if he removes ratinal layer, there are chances of detachment. Since last few days, he is unable to read, watch megazines etc... What can be done? I am worried and feeling pity.. I want to know name and contact details of the doctor who can operate black catract and help my father to get his vision back... Technical problem is as under. He had lattice degeneration in his left eye for which prophylactic laser was done prior to cataract surgery . His right eye is poor since birth due to extreme high myopia with thinned out retina .
Asked On : Mon, 1 Oct 2012
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your father is having black cataract in right eye and left eye is having retinal degeneration .
The treatment option available is by cataract surgery for right eye. Cataract surgery can restore vision in his right eye and he may be able to see following surgery. Black cataract is hard cataract hence requires more energy during phacoemulsification surgery, which is the treatment of choice for cataract surgery as of now. With the availability of the recent machines the treatment will not be a problem and post operative complications are minimal. He can undergo cataract surgery.
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