While most patients have eyes that are very similar, there are a few patients where the eyes are remarkably different, particular with regards to potential visua acuity. These are patients who may be relatively monocular or even frankly monocular. There are patients with amblyopia from strabismus or anisometropia. Some may have corneal irregularities, macular disease, or optic nerve pathology which renders one eye significantly better than the other. The approach to cataract surgery in these asymmetric eyes must be approached cautiously and there are different considerations in play.
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