Hi All, I would very much like to here from anyone who has known or knows of a sufferer, that has had cataract surgery. Even your thoughts would be a help. Briefly, I'll explain my asking. Mum was diagnosed about six years back with a tumor in her actual eye, further testing showed a satellite tumor and the start of a cataract also. It was decided because of mum's age, dementia, the sight been not affected and the likelihood of something else taking mum, it would be best, to keep a very close eye on the situation.Mum started with 1 monthly tests then over the years it went to 6 monthly. March of 2006 it was decided that if the tumor(which they expect is a melanoma because of it's thickness) still remained dormant, then the specialist would decide at the september visit, if he would remove the cataract. The Sept appointment came and mum refused to go,by this time she had very little knowledge; if any, of her eye problem. Her GP felt just let her be and let nature takes it cause. Mum now been in the care home, her medical notes are been reviewed. I received a phone call from the home saying: mum's notes would be put before the homes visiting GP concerning further treatment.My concerns...mum will not be able to comprehend any of this...mum would need to see a doctor who's speciality is melanoma....so she would go back to the same specialist....4 hour round trip...at least one and a half to Two hours having consult and ultra sounds etc... which is all going to be very stressful...then the surgery, if the tumor is dormant... what about the effects of the anaesthetic...the after care...will she rub it, probably yes...the return trip next day to have it checked...what if disturbing the eye sets the tumor off...the cataract will eventually prevent mum from seeing...should I just let her be. Please keep in mind that she hasn't fully settled in yet, at the home, but things at present are looking promising.Regards Taffy.