Complications During and After Cataract Surgery by Ulrich Spandau download in ePub, pdf, iPad
After the procedure, you usually stay in the doctor's office for about an hour to make sure your eye pressure doesn't rise. The overall success rate and patient satisfaction with Cataract Surgery make it a very safe and effective treatment for Cataracts. Stitches may or may not be used to close the tiny incision in your cornea at the completion of the procedure. Clinical trials Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.
Wound or Incision Leak-For the vast majority of patients the tiny incision placed during Cataract Surgery is self sealing. This condition is usually caused by the membrane that lies just behind the intraocular, or synthetic, lens.
In most instances Secondary Glaucoma after Cataract Surgery is temporary and can be treated with eye drops, laser treatment or a combination of both. With the larger incision, stitches are required. The surgeon folds this type of lens and inserts it into the empty capsule where the natural lens used to be.
Your vision may be blurry at first as your eye heals and adjusts. Sometimes swelling of the Cornea alone can cause astigmatism to be induced.
Also arrange for help around home, if necessary, because your doctor may limit activities, such as bending and lifting, for about a week after your surgery. These lenses are similar to glasses with bifocal or progressive lenses.
The very back capsule of your lens is left in place to serve as a place for the artificial lens to rest. Posterior capsular tears or ruptures are other possible complications of cataract surgery. This is usually between one and three months after surgery. Often, complete healing occurs within eight weeks.
Nonetheless it is a serious complication of Cataract Surgery. People who've had cataract surgery may develop a secondary cataract. Very severe cases of this condition may require a corneal transplant.
If swelling alone caused the induced astigmatism then it will gradually go away as the swelling diminishes. It's normal to feel itching and mild discomfort for a couple of days after surgery. Occasionally it is possible that the posterior lens capsule will tear or rupture during your surgery. In laser-assisted cataract surgery, the surgeon uses a laser to make all incisions and soften the cataract for removal. Although this commonly occurs as people get older, it can happen weeks or even months after cataract surgery.
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