Is cataract surgery safe?

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  • Cataract surgery is one of the safest, most successful surgeries involving the eye. Although any surgical procedure where an incision is involved can have a risk of infection, cataract surgery has an extremely low incidence of complications.

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  • A , Optometry, answered
    Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed today. The developments in the past few decades have allowed cataract surgery to be performed in under ten minutes. Todays modern techniques even allow for patients to have cataract surgery without any pain, bleeding or the need to have stitches put in. The surgery is now an outpatient procedure and the eye heals very quickly.
  • Cataract surgery is one of the safest surgeries performed, with very few complications. If they occur, most complications are not serious. Some of the complications are swelling and redness after surgery, infection, bleeding, glaucoma, posterior capsule opacification and retinal detachment, though this is very rare.
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