Are There Any Side Effects to Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts can be effectively treated by replacing the compromised natural lens with an intraocular lens (IOL). IOLs not only eliminate cataracts but can also simultaneously correct refractive errors including nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. After cataract surgery, patients can see more clearly and with an improved ability to focus on objects both near and far.

Our eye doctors will use one of two methods for your cataract surgery: laser cataract surgery or traditional cataract surgery. The incisions used during cataract surgery are extremely small and typically require no stitches. Less than 1% of all cataract patients—who are otherwise in good overall health—experience postoperative complications. Our CATALYS® Precision Laser System reduces the risks associated with the procedure, though side effects may still include temporary redness, irritation, or infection. Although side effects are possible, our team at EDOW takes every precaution to ensure the procedure is performed under the highest safety standards and with optimal precision.

During the consultation process, your eye doctor will carefully review the benefits and risks of cataract surgery, allowing you to make an educated decision about your eye health. Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States and is highly effective at restoring impaired vision. For more information about cataract surgery, or to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors, please contact us today.

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