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What are the chances of going blind when having an eye surgery like cataract?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Tiny

Cataract surgery is probably the most commonly performed major surgery in the usa.
The techniques have been dramatically refined and the results are generally excellent. The chances of going blind are minimal and relate to co-existing disease in the eye and body, the advanced age of the cataract and rare complications.

In brief: Tiny

Cataract surgery is probably the most commonly performed major surgery in the usa.
The techniques have been dramatically refined and the results are generally excellent. The chances of going blind are minimal and relate to co-existing disease in the eye and body, the advanced age of the cataract and rare complications.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very rare

With cataract surgery, the chance of going blind is around one in 10, 000.

In brief: Very rare

With cataract surgery, the chance of going blind is around one in 10, 000.
Dr. Michael Ham
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