Very few Retina Surgeons are capable of doing both Retina Surgery and Cataract Surgery themselves, but I ran across one in Seattle that is qualified and does it that way all at the same time. Some Retina Surgeons like to do back to back surgeries with a Cataract Surgeon going first with IOL, then the Retina Surgeon follows right after.
I chose NOT to go to him however and had the Retina surgery by another Retina Surgeon 6 months ago. Within 3 months I developed a Cataract that reduced my vision back to 20/400...which was worse than pre-surgery with the ERM membrane. Now I am searching for a qualified Cataract Surgeon who is brilliant at doing Cataract Surgery on Vitrectomy patients, since there can be more potential complications with us.
What have you learned ?