Advantages and Disadvantages of Cataract Surgery

Advantages and Disadvantages

Cataract Eye Surgery

Are you affected by cataract impairment? This eye impairment will surely limit you from enjoying more of your vision. But you do not need to feel down now, since an eye surgery intended to treat cataract is here. Cataract eye surgery can help you clear up your vision so you will be able to have fun without being restricted or limited because of your eye ailment.

What is Cataract?

When you cannot see clearly because of some clouds blocking your vision, you might be suffering from cataract and that must be treated immediately. Having a cataract eye surgery is good; however, it also has its downturns.

Advantages of Cataract Eye Surgery

Cataract eye surgery is almost painless and the procedures to be done are all easy to do. Perhaps, it is being dubbed as the most effective yet safest way of giving you back your clear vision. It also does not have any complications right after since the risk associated with cataract surgery is set at less than 10% only. The surgery can be done only in a day and you can even go home on the same day of the operation. Your doctor might just require holding you for hours before finally releasing you and after the short recovery time, you can then do things you cannot do before because of cataract. Of course the main advantage of cataract eye surgery is that you can see again. This means you will remain independent and be able to drive safely. Your golf game may improve. You will be able to enjoy stitching.

Disadvantages of Cataract Eye Surgery

Though the risk of having complications is too minimal, it might, in some rare cases, also happen. The unexpected complications may include:

    • Blood loss
    • Eye infection
    • Reduced vision, because of lens capsule tearing
    • Fragment left over, which might require you another operation
    • Retina damage and implant dislocation
    • Inflammations
    • Expensive price of surgery

Spending some part of your income and fortune just to have even the most costly cataract eye surgery will all be worth it if it indicates you having a very bright and clear picture of the world for tomorrow.

To summarize the advantages of cataract surgery outweigh the risks.There are few disadvantages of safely performed cataract eye surgery . To make it even safer choose a trusted, experienced Cataract eye surgeon who has performed thousands of great cataract eye surgery. So please let us help you overcome your fears and improve your vision

*Written by Los Angeles cataract specialist, Rajesh Khanna MD

Dr. Khanna, located in Beverly Hills and Thousand Oaks, has performed hundreds of cataract surgery procedures including his family members and celebrities.

Written by Rajesh Khanna, MD

Los Angeles Lasik Surgeon Rajesh Khanna MD is a recognized pioneer in Presbyopic Implants for correction of aging eyes. He has popularized Cornea Cross Linking and Intacs forKeratoconus. He is an Expert Cataract, Pterygium Eye Surgeon, A Cornea Specialist he performs Laser Corneal Transplants, DMEK, DSEK and DALK. Rajesh Khanna MD is a well known medical writer. He has published the bestseller "The miracle of Pi in Eye".He is also a columnist for the newspaper Acorn. Dr.Khanna also hosts "Medical Magic". In his spare time he hikes with his family and German Shepard or does yoga. He also plays field hockey and loves swimming.