You can hurt your “new” eye by making it try to work with its partner which needs to focus to see when your operated eye needs to rest to heal. Each situation is unique and you should ask about the best strategy to integrate your new eye with its partner.
Sean Adrean, MD, FAAO
I often travel to remote areas on humanitarian visits and see solid black cataracts. These are very difficult to remove and often will cause complications that are not found in cataract surgery on a less dense cataract.
If one eye has a cataract and little appearance of it is seen in the other eye, then there is no urgency toward doing the second eye. As time goes on, it will become obvious and can be removed then.
Roger Ohanesian, MD