Cataract Surgery Side Effects Are Rare

Cataract surgery is a common procedure used to remove the damaged lens of the eye and replace it with a plastic implant. Problems with cataract’s are common in people as they grow older and are characterized by clouded vision and sensitivity to bright lights; in the early stages of cataracts there is little or no change to the vision of an individual, but over time problems including a halo appearing around objects begin to occur. Cataract surgery is often completed with a rate of side effects of less than five percent in otherwise healthy patients, completing treatments at a professional cataract Singapore treatment center can improve the chances of avoiding side effects.

Cataract surgery is usually completed with a small incision made in the front of the eye with the area numbed with anesthesia, but the patient awake during the surgical procedure. Most surgeries are completed in a single day with patients usually treated as outpatients and released on the same day as the procedure takes place; the success rate of cataract surgery hovers around the 85 to 90 percent range.


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In some rare cases short-term side effects appear within around one day of the procedure being completed. Although it can occur bleeding is rare in both the back and front of the eye; in the front of the eye the clear portion of the cornea, which is opened with an incision does not contain blood vessels with bleeding limited to the surface of the eye. A black eye can often be caused by the use of an injection into the area around the eyes to numb the area so surgery can be completed painlessly; another rare side effect is glaucoma, with the chance of being affected by the condition increased in those suffering bleeding during cataract surgery.

Long term complications following cataract surgery are also rare, but can include problems with the plastic lens inserted to replace the clouded lens shifting after surgery. The most common side effect of cataract surgery is the formation of a secondary cataract after the initial lens is removed. Fortunately, to treat a secondary cataract surgery does not have to be completed for a second; instead, a laser can be used to clear the vision of the individual.

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