Things can go awry during cataract surgery. These include wrong implant power, dropped nucleus, broken capsule, vitreous loss and poor implant position. Post-operatively, problems include cystoid macular edema, infections, poor vision, retinal detachment and glaucoma.
What is a cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens, caused by aging, trauma, inflammation and long-term steroid medication. It is normally treated by surgically removing the lens and implanting an artificial intraocular lens. If surgery is performed well, chances of visual problems are minimal.
Problems related to cataract surgery
Some problems related to cataract surgery can include hemorrhage, infection, poor vision, retinal detachment, glaucoma, capsular break, vitreous loss, implant dislocation and retained lens material. Most of these can be treated if recognized early. Often, the intervention of a retinal specialist is indicated.
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