What complications can occur after cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery risks include:

  • Inflammation.
  • Infection.
  • Bleeding.
  • Swelling.
  • Drooping eyelid.
  • Dislocation of artificial lens.
  • Retinal detachment.
  • Glaucoma.

What percentage of cataract surgeries have complications?

At a conservative estimate, at least 25% (or 1.5 million) of the six million cataract operations performed annually in developing countries will have poor outcomes. About one quarter of these poor outcomes are due to surgical complications.

What is a long term complication of pulmonary hypertension?

Potential complications of pulmonary hypertension include: Right-sided heart enlargement and heart failure (cor pulmonale). In cor pulmonale, the heart’s right ventricle becomes enlarged and has to pump harder than usual to move blood through narrowed or blocked pulmonary arteries.

Can cataract surgery cause a stroke?

The need of cataract surgery in the UK approximates 200 000 a year, and >2.4 million people aged over 65 experienced cataracts with visual impairment in 1 eye or 2. This number increases by 1.1 million over a 5-year period. About 5% of patients undertaking cataract surgery reported a past history of stroke.

Why is my near vision worse after cataract surgery?

The “big 3” potential problems that could permanently worsen vision after cataract/IOL surgery are: 1) infection, 2) an exaggerated inflammatory response, and 3) hemorrhage. Fortunately, these are quite rare nowadays, occurring less than 1% of the time.

What is not normal after cataract surgery?

The most common difficulties arising after surgery are persistent inflammation, changes in eye pressure (glaucoma), infection, or swelling of the retina at the back of the eye (cystoid macular edema), and retinal detachment.

What is the most possible complication of pulmonary hypertension?

The most common—and feared—complication from pulmonary hypertension is right-sided heart failure. Progression to right-sided heart failure is part of the natural history of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and it is often present to some degree at the time of diagnosis.

Can cataract surgery cause retinal problems?

Cataract surgery has been known to cause retinal detachment in approximately 1.5% of patients. This risk, however, is lessened now with extracapsular surgery, in which the posterior capsule of the natural lens is left in place to support the plastic replacement lens that is implanted during the operation.

Should an 85 year old have cataract surgery?

By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. A cataract needs to be removed only when vision loss interferes with everyday activities, such as driving, reading, or watching TV. Sometimes a cataract should be removed even if it does not cause problems with your vision.