Cataract surgery is considered one of the safest, most predictable, and most effective procedures of its kind. With a 98% success rate, cataract surgery can provide you with restored vision that’s potentially even better than it was before your cataracts developed. However, like all surgeries, there is still a small degree of risk involved in cataract surgery.
Some of the potential side effects of cataract surgery include:
• Inflammation or infection – Antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops will be provided to prevent/treat this problem.
• Secondary cataracts – In around 30% of cataract surgeries, cells may grow beneath your new intraocular lens (IOL), making the posterior capsule that holds the IOL cloudy. Dr. Khanna will use a laser to create a tiny hole in the membrane, allowing light to pass through. This is a quick and painless procedure.
• Incision leak – If a small leak occurs in your corneal incision, Dr. Khanna will place a pressure bandage or a special kind of contact lens over the leak to seal it off and prevent infection.
• Cystoid macular edema – Up to three months after cataract surgery, swelling can occur in the macular tissue of your eye. Dr. Khanna can provide you with an anti-inflammatory medicine to treat this if it becomes a problem.
If you have further questions about cataract surgery, please contact The Khanna Institute today to schedule a free consultation. We serve patients throughout the Los Angeles area, with offices in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.