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.

Giovanna Maria Maringo, Palermo (Corleone)

Votazione: Eccellente
I underwent surgery for high myopia and astigmatism in both eyes on September, 19 and 20,  2013 and my quality of life has immediately improved.

Surgery began with a simple local anesthesia (eye drops). During surger... Keep on reading this reviewy, I didn’t feel any discomfort or pain and the procedure took about ten minutes. After surgery, I immediately started to see better and I went out from the operating room without any bandage.

The only inconvenience I mentioned, during the first days after surgery, was a slight and bearable burning and light sensitivity which disappeared in the following days.

After surgery I immediately went back to my everyday life, finally without the need for contact lenses or glasses.

I recommend this surgery with Dr. Federico Badalà and his professional, kind and passionate staff.