Cataract surgery and map dot dystrophy
I have map-dot dystrophy in both eyes. Last September I had to have my right eye debrided and the epithelial cells removed after a laser procedure. It was one of the most painful experiences I have ever had. I now need cataract surgery in my left eye and asked my ophthalmologist about having a corneal specialist do the surgery because of the potential problems with my dystrophy. He said that he would irrigate the eye more and make sure it stayed moist during the procedure and that a "general" ophthalmologist with a lot of experience doing cataract surgery would have a better chance of not having a negative outcome with the dystrophy than a corneal specialist. He said corneal specialists were good with corneal transplants but they really did not to as many cataract surgeries as an ophthalmologist with a large cataract practice. My Dr. is no longer doing surgeries but his partners are. Does anyone have comments on his advice or experience with this issue. I realize that I might have problems with the dystrophy when I have the surgery but I just want to hedge my bets with the best choice of surgeons.