We believe that a well-informed patient is key to successful vision correction surgery.
Dr. Robert Maloney believes that a well-informed patient is key to successful vision correction surgery. He wants to be sure that you fully understand what you can expect from your procedure you choose.
He wants to help you care for and preserve your eyesight in the best way possible. Here, you can find the information that you need to help you make informed choices about health care for your eyes.
Risks and Side Effects of Cataract Surgery
Potential Complications During Surgery
In the clear-corneal phacoemulsification procedure, the incision is minuscule and no needles are used, making complications during surgery relatively rare. Complications such as rupture of the capsule, perforation of the eye, bleeding from the choroid, and damage to a nerve were much more common in past years, when cataract surgery was more invasive.
Retained Cataract Fragments
Very rarely, fragments of the cataract fall into the vitreous cavity, the space between the lens and the retina, and may have to be removed surgically to prevent inflammation.Potential Complications After Surgery »