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05/12/2010

Question:

if iris is turn due to truma, a catract devilop on lens from strain and not able to focus. If the iris is repaired or replace, is it possible the lens can repair itself of the catract

Answer:

You have asked me about two different eye conditions: a torn iris and a cataract, both probably caused by the same trauma.

Those two conditions require separate surgeries. So fixing the torn iris will not fix the cataract. In addition, the cataract cannot repair itself.

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Response by:

Robert D Newcomb, OD, MPH, FAAO Robert D Newcomb, OD, MPH, FAAO
Professor Emeritus of Clinical Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University