According to theÂ American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, over three million Americans undergoÂ cataract surgeryÂ every year. The success rate of these surgeries is 98 percent.
While risks and complications withÂ cataract surgeryÂ are rare, they are not impossible. Believing all patients have a right to know the pros and cons of any vision correction surgery, theÂ New York cataract surgeonsÂ atÂ Kelly Laser CenterÂ offer the following overview of the rare but potential risks with this procedure.
Potential Cataract Surgery Complications
In a recent study of 200,000Â cataract surgeryÂ patients it was found that 99.5 percent experienced no severe postoperative complications. However, complications with this surgery do exist and can include:
- Secondary cataract
- Detached retina
- Dislocated intraocular lens
- Eye inflammation
- Swelling of the cornea or retina
- Ocular hypertension
- Droopy eyelid
Your risks for these complications are greatly reduced when youÂ choose a cataract surgeonÂ like Dr. Kelly with sufficient experience, and who uses advanced surgical techniques to help ensure your safety. In addition, carefully following all of Dr. Kellyâ€™s postsurgical advice can help reduce your risk of complications such as infection and swelling.
By and large, cataract surgery is one of the safest procedures available. It is also the only way to treatÂ cataractsÂ and prevent future vision problems including blindness. During your initial consultation with Dr. Kelly,Â these risks will be discussedÂ and any questions you may have can be answered. Dr. Kelly is dedicated to providing you with the safest procedure possible and will work with you after your procedure to help ensure success.
If you are suffering from cataracts in New York City, Long Island, or Manhattan, New York, pleaseÂ contact our New York Cataract SurgeonÂ atÂ Kelly Laser CenterÂ to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. James R. Kelly today.