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Are there any risks involved with posterior capsulotomy?

As with any surgical procedure, rare complications can occur, including:

  • Detachment of the retina (symptoms of a retinal detachment may include a curtain or cobweb that goes across your vision, or the sudden appearance of many floaters in your vision);
  • Increased intraocular pressure;
  • Dislocation of the IOL through the posterior capsule opening;
  • Inflammation in the eye, possibly requiring treatment with steroid eyedrops.

Be sure to discuss potential complications with your ophthalmologist before surgery.

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