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
St. Louis taken from https://www.reviewofophthalmology.com/article/cataract-complications-the-retinal-perspective