Are There Complications Associated with Cataract Surgery?
Here at New Eyes, our experienced cataract surgeons utilize some of the latest advances in treatment techniques and place safety above all other considerations. Plus, our comprehensive pre-surgery eye exams and preparations are designed to maximize the potential for excellent customized results, as well as minimize the chance of any complications. With that in mind, it is important to remember that, like all surgical procedures, cataract surgery does involve some level of risk.
Although extremely rare, potential complications that can occur as the result of cataract surgery include:
- Minor inflammation of the eye
- Dislocated or malpositioned intraocular lens
- Swelling of the retina or cornea
- Retinal detachment
- Posterior Capsule Opacity – this is a condition that can cause vision impairment after surgery
- Increased pressure in the eye (ocular hypertension)
- Infection or bleeding inside the eye that can lead to vision impairment
While it is important that individuals who are considering any type of eye surgery be fully aware of the potential risks of the procedure, it is also important to understand that our team is committed to taking all precautions necessary to minimize those risks. Cataract surgery is a major focus here at New Eyes, and our surgeons are some of the most experienced in the area. They have a long history of success with these procedures and are dedicated to doing everything possible to attain the best results. During your initial consultation, we will perform a thorough eye evaluation, explain all aspects of the procedure to you in detail, and answer any and all questions you may have.