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Question:
After cataract surgery, can you develop another cataract in the same eye?  

Answer:
Absolutely not! At most, what may happen within months to years after having cataract surgery, is the formation of cell growth across the posterior capsule that sits behind the new lens implant.  This can cause some haze to the vision but is easily treatable by a less than 1 minute YAG laser treatment. The vision then sharpens back up within a short time.

Answered by: Jeffrey Whitman, MDDr. Jeffrey Whitman

Categories: Cataracts

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Answered: Sep 10, 2012

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