Maximum age for cataract surgery

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Upper Darby, PA

#1 Apr 4, 2010
My mother will be 98 years of age in October and is considering cataract surgery. I was wondering if anyone knows of people that age having cataract surgery,the percentage of success and if there are any significant other than normal risks for a person of that age. Despite her age, my mother is active, lives alone in an apartment, gave up driving last year and has had to give up teaching Mah Jongg because of reduced vision.

Since: Jun 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#2 Jun 29, 2010
The surgery isn't too invasive anymore. A small incision is made and they use ultrasound to dissolve the lens and then implant a new one. If you mother is healthy overall and the ophthalmologist determines that she is healthy enough for the procedure then i would say go for it.

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