I had a helpline call today from a lady who has RA and needs to have cataracts removed from both eyes. She has been informed that because she has RA she is at greater risk of complications from this surgery, and in particular something called 'corneal melt'.
I have not come across this before, and wondered if anyone on here that has RA has undergone surgery to remove cataracts? If so, I would be very grateful if you would share your experiences, in terms of the decision to have the surgery and what information you were given (and whether this risk of corneal melt or other risks due to RA were mentioned) and also the outcome of the surgery and if everything was okay.
I will check this thread periodially to see if I get some responses, but if you have feedback but for any reason do not want to post it publically on here you are welcome to send this to me by private message instead.