Can a cataract come back after cataract surgery?

During cataract surgery, the actual structure that forms the cataract is removed, and an implant is put in its place. That cataract cannot come back. However, after cataract surgery, sometimes the thin layer that sits behind the implant can become cloudy, and some people refer to this as a "second cataract" This thin cloudy layer can be addressed in the office with a laser procedure.

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