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What are the chances of getting a detached retina right after cataract surgery?
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Low
During cataract surgery the eye decompresses and this causes the vitreous jelly to create traction and pull on the retina.
The jelly may then separate from the retina and tear a hole . This hole can lead to a detachment. It is uncommon but it can happen in a small % of cases.

In brief: Low
During cataract surgery the eye decompresses and this causes the vitreous jelly to create traction and pull on the retina.
The jelly may then separate from the retina and tear a hole . This hole can lead to a detachment. It is uncommon but it can happen in a small % of cases.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Rare
The chances of having a retinal detachment surgery immediately postop are rare.
If your surgery was complicated, you have a history of prior retinal detachment, or high near-sightedness, your risk is a little higher but it would still be very uncommon.

In brief: Rare
The chances of having a retinal detachment surgery immediately postop are rare.
If your surgery was complicated, you have a history of prior retinal detachment, or high near-sightedness, your risk is a little higher but it would still be very uncommon.
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
In brief: Uncommon
One out of many thousands, but can depend on the surgeon, pre-existing eye conditions, and complications with the cataract surgery.

In brief: Uncommon
One out of many thousands, but can depend on the surgeon, pre-existing eye conditions, and complications with the cataract surgery.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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