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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Low risk: But bleeding, infection, blindness are some of worst.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
CS Complications: post Cataract Surgery Issues/Complications: need for glasses still, need YAG laser: PCO, dry eye sx/worsening, eyelid droop, recurrent uveitis, eye bl ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
It depends: Depending on the surgeon, type of cataract operation, and condition of the eye at the time of surgery, complications that can result in decreased visi ... Read More
Dr. William Goldstein
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: The odds of infection are about 1 in 1000. This statistic is based on large national studies with many surgeons at different centers.
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Complications: Risk of decreased vision as compared to before surgery is about 1 out of 10, 000. Risk of infection and retinal detachment is rare. Certain surgical ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
16 years experience Ophthalmology
None: There is no surgery on the planet that exists without potential complications. If you want a surgery without complications, then have no surgery at al ... Read More
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Dr. Kurt Andreason
23 years experience LASIK Surgery
Same surgery: There are always risks of complications with any surgery; this should be fully discussed and understood prior to proceding, especially non-urgent or e ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Very safe in general: Depending on other risk factors (length of eye: if very short; history of other eye, h/o trauma, diabetes, on aspirin, flomax, (tamsulosin) general he ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Cataract surgery: Cataract surgery is usually very safe. There can be complications. More common ones are posterior capsule opacification requiring a later laser proced ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Long term risks: Posterior capsular opacification (secondary cataract), retinal tears/breaks/detachment, lens implant dislocation, corneal edema, blurred vision, need ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
35 years experience Family Medicine
See your eye doctor: You should see the doctor that did your cataract surgery. It seems unlikely that it is related to the surgery that was 8 weeks ago. Yellow discharge ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Call surgeon: Make sure no bacterial infection is present in operative eye. Call today!!
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Easily treated : Cataracts come in all sizes. They are easily treated by an opthalmologist. Help her reduce her worry. Very simple thing to have and to treat. The op ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Risky: Starting just prior to 1900, topical anesthesia was available so cataract surgery could be performed painlessly. The procedure at the time involved o ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Time: Most cataracts are caused by age related degeneration in the proteins in the lens of the eye. This degeneration causes the lens to lose its transparen ... Read More
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