Hamilton: Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor was cleared Wednesday to play in the second Test against Pakistan after undergoing a further eye examination.
However, he will required surgery on his left eye after the match, team physiotherapist Tommy Simsek said.
Taylor's left eye had a form of scarring that needed attention, but it was not yet impacting on the 32-year-old's sight, he added.
"Ross has a pterygium on his left eye, which is gradually getting bigger. Both the specialists he's seen in recent days have advised Ross still has 20/20 vision and Ross himself feels confident he is ready to play," Simsek said.
However, the 77-Test veteran Taylor will miss the limited overs series in Australia early next month while he undergoes surgery.
"Ross will still need to undergo a medical procedure on his eye to remove the pterygium before it gets any larger," Simsek said.
"He'll have surgery following the Test which rule him out of cricket for approximately four to six weeks."