What are the complications of cataract surgery? [Femme Actuelle]

Complications of cataract surgery 

Cataract surgery is a common and effective procedure for restoring vision in people with cataracts.

However, like any surgical procedure, it carries potential risks: it is important to know the complications of cataract surgery, which nevertheless remain rare!

This is why Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger intervenes in this Femme Actuelle article in order to make you aware of the subject.

5 possible complications of cataract surgery

  1. Eye infection

An eye infection may occur after cataract surgery. This can lead to blurred vision, pain, and increased sensitivity to light. Preventative measures such as the use of antibiotics can help reduce this risk.

  1. Macular or retinal edema

This complication is characterized by swelling in the center of the retina, called the macula, which can cause blurred or distorted vision. Patients with diabetes or a history of retinal diseases are more likely to develop macular edema after surgery.

  1. Retinal detachment

Retinal detachment can occur when the retina pulls away from the back wall of the eye, which can lead to partial or complete vision loss if not treated promptly.

  1. Secondary glaucoma

In some cases, cataract surgery can cause an increase in intraocular pressure, which can damage the optic nerve and lead to secondary glaucoma. This requires close monitoring and may require additional treatment.

  1. Visual impairment

Although rare, in a very small number of patients there is a risk of permanent vision loss after cataract surgery. This may be due to surgical complications or wound healing problems.

“Cataract affects 75% of patients over the age of 70 and is the leading cause of blindness in the world”

Find Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger’s intervention on the issue of complications of cataract surgery, with journalist Esther Buitekant, in this Femme Actuelle article, or click below.

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