Cataract Surgery complications

Le complicazioni dopo l’operazione di cataratta sono oggi molto rare per fortuna.Per ridurre il rischio di complicazioni dopo la chirurgia della cataratta occorre attenersi scrupolosamente alle avvertenze e alle terapie date dal vostro oculista. La chirurgia della cataratta con facoemulsificazione e l’intervento laser cataratta hanno ulteriormente ridotto i rischi.

The most dreaded complication, even if extremely rare, is infection. During the first days after surgery, the risk of infection is still high. For this reason, the patient has to meet deadlines set by the ophthalmologist for checkups and follow a theraphy with antibiotic eye drops.

If you happen to have any doubt, it is best to get in touch with the ophthalmologist that performed the surgery. In case of infection, a prompt treatment can solve the problem with no serious consequences.

Another complication of cataract surgery is eye hemorrhage. It is important to contact the ophthalmologist in case the patient is currently under anticoagulant therapies, so that it is possible to do what’s best before surgery.

another complication that can appear later on, is the formation of a secondary cataract. This is a pretty common occurrence that can happen 1 year after surgery and is cured as an outpatient treatment with the yag laser.

Sebastiana Finocchiaro, Catania

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I had big problems due to cataract and high myopia (-20) with astigmatism (-2.0) in both eyes. So, a year ago, I underwent the crystalline lens replacement surgery with intraocular lens implantation.

I often did not r... Keep on reading this reviewecognize, at short distance, the faces of people I met and even contact lenses could not improve my vision (I wore them all day but they gave me a considerable discomfort to the eyes).

Now I see very well without glasses. I need them only to read closely, bust just for small letters. I see 10/10 from distance and I easily drive at night.

Sure, before surgery, I had so much anxiety, but with a slight sedation I was able to collaborate, by staring at the light the Doctor suggested me to look during surgery. I was assisted well in all phases of the operation. After about ten minutes I got back to my feet and I immediately see well from the operated eye without glasses.

I underwent surgery in the right eye at first and, two days later, in the left eye. Before the complete recover, I observed a short period of rest, I carefully followed the treatment with eye drops and I wore a protective shell at night.

For me a new life has started: I do not have to wear those heavy glasses or annoying contact lenses, which need a careful maintenance. Sure it is not easy to stay awake and collaborate during surgery, but the sureness of being operated by experienced hands helps very much.