When it comes to Cataract surgery complications, there can be some that range from minor eye inflammation to destructive vision loss. Thankfully the risk of severe vision loss is quite rare. It can occur though as a result of infection or if there happens to be bleeding inside the eye itself.
Some of the complications may happen quite a sometime later. One of those complications can be a detached retina. This complication may occur months or even several years after a successful cataract procedure.
If retinal detachment does happen, your client should realize that most come out with a good outcome. This percentage is even better if your client sees their ophthalmologist when they first notice their symptoms beginning and if treatment happens immediately.
There is a small percentage of individuals that will have permanently reduced vision. If floaters, flashes of light and curtain-like vision loss occur, make certain to contact their eye doctor immediately. These are the symptoms that can indicated a retinal detachment has occurred.
AllAboutVision.com also wants caregivers to recognize the other complications may include:
- Swelling of the cornea or retina.
- Increased pressure in the eye (ocular hypertension).
- Droopy eyelid (ptosis).
- Minor complications usually clear up with medications and more healing time.
By helping your clients realize all of this, you are showing them that With Age Comes Respect.