i am confused about a doctor's suggestion after cataract surgery that my grandmothers eye is not fit

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My grandmother has undergone cataract surgery today. Exactly after cataract surgery lens replacement surgery was planned by the surgeons. But now the doctors say that her eye lens is completely damaged due to cataract and nerves are weak and the lens replacement is not possible. She has lost her sight. My doubt is can't a surgeon suggest whether the persons eye is fit for lens replacement surgery before the surgery itself. How a doctor say that he can't do the lens replacement surgerysurgery after all the damage is done. Please reply and clear my doubt. I am in a dire need of it.

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    Sounds like he attempted or started catract surgery today but then stopped. Is that correct? This is a very common, straight forward type of surgery so it would seem odd if he started but didn't finish. Also, your phrase "nerves are weak"  and use of the word "damage" are interesting. This is a "mechanical" type surgery (lens replacement) not involving the nerves of the eyeball. If she could see before the attempted surgery but now can't see at all, I think a review of her situation by another doctor/eye surgeon would be a good idea. Hope you and she are able to obtain some clear answers and get the situation fixed. Keep pressing for answers and don't give up hope! Lens replacement (cataract surgery) is not that complicated.

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      I was about to post something similar, the "nerves are weak" claim doesn't seem relevant to cataract surgery. It seems like either something a complete quack would say and an inidcation someone should quickly change doctors, or perhaps something that was misunderstood, perhaps someone along the line doesn't speak English well or didn't convey accurately what was said. 

      Also the claim that the "eye lens is completely damaged" doesn't make much sense since the whole point is that the natural lens is damanged by a cataract and the goal is to remove it completely, so any assertion it is "damaged" seems rather pointless. 

      Its possible that the capsular bag the lens goes into may have been damaged, but if so they can place a lens outside the bag. Its very unlikely there is anything that should prevent a replacement lens from being inserted. It really sounds like either they need to get a written statement from the doctor to pass on to others to get them to help explain the situation, or they should find another doctor to consult who could do so if the existing doctor isn't explaining the situation well. 

       

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      No he finished the cataract surgery. Cataract has been removed. later he told us that he can't replace the lens. As the eye is not fit for it. And her eye nerves can't support it at all

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      I agree with what has been said. A cataract operation is a slight cut at the top of the eye through which the Lens is extracted. The new lens is then inserted through the same incision and it unrolls and replaces the natural lens. What you put does not make sense so you need a report in writing. I am guessing you are not in the UK?
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