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Cataract Complications: The Retinal Perspective

Cataract Complications

Here are four rare but significant complications to watch for following cataract surgery

“Cataract surgery with phacoemulsification is one of the most successful surgical procedures performed, and its popularity has de­creased operating times and given pa­tients a shorter postoperative healing pe­riod. However, sight-threatening complications that in­volve the posterior seg­ment can oc­cur. The complication rate after cat­aract surgery is relatively low, but it is important to recognize these complications early and treat them appropriately. In this article, we will re­view the four major posterior segment complications of cataract surgery: re­tained lens fragments, post­operative end­ophthalmitis, pseu­do­phakic retinal de­tachment, and cystoid macular ede­ma”.

Credits: Article by Asheesh Tewari, MD, and Gaurav K. Shah, MD
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