Cataract surgery is one of the most common interventions arrived at a certain age. Many of the patients who have to undergo this operation are wondering what are the possible complications and how recovery. So in this post we will reveal the major complications of cataract surgery and other things that should know about the surgery.
Cataract surgery: Complications
Before talking about the complications of cataract surgery should send a reassuring message: the risk of serious complications is very low and the most common complications are easily treatable and leave no sequel.
That said, possible complications include:
The main problem that can occur after cataract surgery is called posterior capsule opacity. In approximately 20 percent of patients, the posterior capsule becomes cloudy during recovery of cataract surgery or even months later. This occurs by growth of epithelial cells to try to “isolate” the lens is inserted into the eye (no longer a foreign body to the body).
Luckily, a procedure that uses a laser can quickly restore vision after posterior capsule opacification.
Other complications of operation carataras
Other complications of cataract surgery are much less common, but may include those listed below:
- Inability to completely cataract
- Tears in the lens capsule
- Bleeding inside the eye
- Fall from the waterfall in the back of the eye
- Damage elsewhere eye, such as the transparent outer layer of the eye (cornea)
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After the operation:
- swelling and redness (inflammation) in the eye
- inflammation of the retina (known as cystoid macular edema). That is, fluid accumulates between the layers of the retina at the back of the eye, sometimes affecting vision
- Swelling of the cornea. It is the accumulation of fluid in the cornea, the front area of the eye. Usually, this accumulation is cleared with time.
- Retinal detachment. A rare complication in the retina (the layer of nerve cells that is inside the back of the eye) is separated from the inner wall of the eye
- Eye infections – such as endophthalmitis (an atypical bacterial infection)