Cataract surgery can result in a visual outcome which is worse than a patient had before the surgery, but that’s a very low chance indeed. Sometimes, when people ask about losing their vision, what they mean is that their vision is below the driving standard, or would they be able to cross the road, or recognize people further away?
Cloudy vision can occur after cataract surgery. It’s incredibly rare for a patient to lose vision completely, and be in total darkness in one eye, as a result of cataract surgery. Overall, this procedure is incredibly safe, and the risks are very low.
I invite you to book a consultation in order to determine your suitability for refractive cataract surgery, or refractive lens exchange. It’s the only way to determine your suitability for these procedures and to have an in-depth discussion regarding the risks and benefits of each of them. I look forward to seeing you there and taking you through the journey to achieving your desired post-operative outcome.