Will My Cataracts Come Back After Surgery?

Returning Cataractscataract is defined as a clouding of your eye’s natural lens (technically called an “opacification”). Cataract surgery involves removing this lens and replacing it with a premium lens implant – which means that cataracts cannot return after surgery, because it is impossible for a cataract to form on an artificial lens.

However, the small capsular membrane that once enclosed your natural lens can potentially become cloudy after cataract surgery. This condition is called a secondary cataract (or “capsular opacification”). If a secondary cataract develops, you will notice symptoms similar to those of a regular cataract – including hazy or blurry vision, difficulty reading, and increased light sensitivity.

However, the good news is that treating a secondary cataract is easy. Secondary cataracts can be corrected during a simple five-minute procedure that is performed in our office. A laser is used to create a small opening in the center of the opaque capsule, allowing light to freely enter your eye again. The entire procedure is painless and takes less than five minutes.

If you have further questions about cataracts, please contact Brooks Eye Associates today or call (972) 403-1110 to schedule a consultation with our experienced Plano cataract surgeon Dr. Brooks. We serve patients throughout Plano, Frisco, and Dallas, Texas.