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REspected sir,

I ama 64 years old.Ihave matured nuclear cataract on both eyes.However I am able to manage both day and night vision with -7l,-9R glasses.I am having floaters on both eyes.When I bend I get rotating light beads in top periphery of both eyes.I had eye check ups in 4 centres.All centres suggested cataract surgery.Two centres suggested barrage laser treatment in the right eye for AMD and retinal thinning before cataract surgery..Two centres have not suggested the same.Kindly enlighten me in the following aspects.

1.is barrage laser surgery proven for improvement of  retinal thinning

2.A few internet expert answers say it is not useful for improving retinal thinning and done to benefit the doctor than the patient.What is youe esteemed opininion.

3.Some expert answers in the net. say that since BL is done for the entire retina it may weaken the healthy portions of the retina though may reinforce the weak spot
4.I have cataract for the past 10 years.Can I avoid surgery only depending on spectacles.

5.What is your valuable opinion regarding BL treatment and cataract surgery for my case.
I am a controlled Hyper tension and diabetic patient.

Answer
Dr Mannu C Rajnani

DEAR Gopinath

Thank you for your query
YES most important first thing to do will be barrage laser which will strengthen the weak retina because of yiu high myopic status
Once barraage laser done you will need to wait few weeks
And then get operated for cataract surgery since you have matured nuclear cataracts



please revert back to me if you have any additional query

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Dr Mannu C Rajnani

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I am a Laser Eye Surgeon specializing in LASIK-Excimer Laser to remove glasses permanently, Phacoemulsification-No stitch surgery to remove Cataract and insertion of Intraocular Lens, Glaucoma, Squint Surgeries, Laser for retina for hypertension and diabetes

Experience

Practicing since more than 27 years now and conducted thousands of surgeries for LASIK (waveguide), Cataract,Phacoemulsification, Glaucoma and Squint in anterior segment of the eye

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DR MANNU LASER EYE SURGERIES At 1st Floor Saraswati Society Plot 433 TPS3 Khar(West) Bombay 400052 India,Tel: 91-22-26006801-26004467&26007828 Mobile:91-9821032072 Bombay Ophthalmological Association, Maharashtra Ophthalmology Association All India Ophthalmology Association Glaucoma society of India Eye Trauma association of India

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M.B.B.S, D.O.M.S, , M.S.(Ophthalmology)

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