Cataract Surgery Risks and Complications
Approximately two million cataract surgeries are performed in the United States each year and as many as 10 million worldwide. Naturally, with that many procedures there will be reports of almost every possible complication. Our data shows a complication rate lower than 0.5% with 99.5% patients having an excellent postoperative course and an excellent visual result. Infection occurs in less than 1 in 1,000 cases and retinal detachment occurs in less than 1 in 3,000 cases. Other complications including corneal decompensation, persistent macular edema (swelling), implant instability, final lens implant power inexactness (may be dependent on an individual's unique eye anatomy) and glaucoma. All of these atypical cases add up to less than one half percent. In most of these cases additional time recovery, additional medications, or further surgery, results in improved vision. It is extremely rare for patients to end up worse than they started.
We are unique in that we have excimer lasers and other technologies to help the small percent of patients who may have a residual refractive error after cataract surgery achieve their targeted results. There is no additional professional fee for this unique service, simply a facility fee charge.
We stress that if you decide to have cataract surgery performed with Dr. Hedaya, you must recognize that this is a partnership. In order to optimize your results, it is very important to follow our directions to reduce your small risk.
To learn more or to schedule your cataract surgery consultation, please call InVision EyeCare at (732) 905-5600.
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