PROF MOHAMMED MUHTASEB SPEAKS ABOUT THE REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY RISKS
What are refractive cataract surgery risks?
The question regarding risks is very important, and any surgical procedure carries with it a degree of risk.
Cataract surgery is amongst the most successful of surgical procedures, and the vast majority of patients have no issues at all after the surgery.
There is a small risk associated with cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange. The quoted figures indicate a 1 – 2% chance of something unexpected or unwanted happening during or after the surgery. I explain those in detail at the consultation.
Some patients will have specific risks that are relevant to their distinct scenario. These risks are often identified during the examination. They typically involve the cornea or previous ophthalmic history; for example, the patient may have had other medical conditions of the eye in the past, or had surgical procedures to the eye. This includes LASIK, for example, where the lens calculations need to be a little bit more specific…