Podcast: Cataract surgery for people living with inherited sight loss

Cataracts occur fairly frequently and at a relatively early age within the Retina UK community of people with inherited retinal conditions. A question that comes up over and over again is whether or not to have cataract surgery.

People seem to come across conflicting advice from medical professionals, and there is understandably a lot of concern around whether the potential benefits outweigh any possible risks to remaining vision.

Kate Arkell, Research Development Manager at Retina UK, is joined on this podcast by two experts who can discuss cataract surgery with us. Mr Kanmin Xue is an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Oxford Eye Hospital, and also leads the Retinal Disease & Repair Group at Oxford University. Mr Simon Keightley is a Retina UK Trustee and recently retired ophthalmic surgeon, who has performed a vast number of cataract surgeries.

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