Cataract and Myopia

High degree myopia is often associated to premature cataract.

The appearance or worsening of myopia in advanced age, is usually a sign that cataract is developing.

Cataract surgery can correct myopia via the implant of an intraocular lens with the appropriate strenght. Cataract surgery can also correct myopia and astigmatism.

In case of high degree myopia, cataract surgery requires specific precautions:

  • it is best to avoid peribulbar anesthesia for major risks in case of high degree myopia
  • the intraocular lens has to be carefully measured
  • Retina has to be carefully checked before and after surgery, to avoid major risks in case of high degree myopia. Failing to take all necessary precautions, can result in an increased risk of retina detachment after cataract surgery.

Marco Scola, Milan

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From fear to joy! I was diagnosed with cataract, but my greatest wish was to correct also my high myopia and fear had always stuck me.

After a careful research I set up a visit with Dr. Badala and I immediately unders... Keep on reading this reviewtood that I was on the right way. With just one surgery, the doctor freed me from cataracts, myopia (more than 20 diopters) and astigmatism(about 3 diopters).

Surgery took place in the operating room, I had the shirts, the electrodes for monitoring and, given that I chose local anesthesia to do not see or hear anything, they give me a shot near the eye.

Only six hours after surgery, removing the bandage, I had already noticed an improvement in eyesight. Just to be safer, I slept with a protective shell. The next day I did the check-up and, seeing that it was successful, I set up the other eye surgery 10 days later.

Just one month from both surgeries I had the great joy of being able to see 10/10 for the first time in my life. My life has completely changed and I am very satisfied with the result.