Cataract Surgery Complications

Cataract surgery complications are extremely rare. In fact, cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the United States and it enjoys an incredibly high success rate. However, complications are still possible and Los Angeles cataract surgeon Dr. Rajesh Khanna strongly believes that all of our patients should be fully informed about the risks and benefits of this surgery prior to committing to it.

Potential Complications with Cataract Surgery

Complications of cataract surgery range from mild such as bleeding, black eye, incision leaking, and eye infection to more severe problems such as:

  • Retinal detachment
  • Cystoid macular edema
  • Secondary cataract
  • Artificial lens dislocation

These complications are rare and often treatable with additional procedures, but can, in extreme cases, lead to vision loss.

Dr. Khanna is a board-certified ophthalmologist and an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Your procedure will be performed in an accredited ambulatory surgical center where every care is taken to reduce surgical risks and we will work closely with you after you procedure to help guard against all other complications.

For honest information about the risks and benefits of cataract surgery, please contact the Khanna Institute of LASIK & Refractive Surgery today to schedule an appointment with our Beverly Hills cataract surgeon.

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.