What are cataract surgery complications? Patient Question

Post Cataract Surgery Issues/Complications: need for glasses still, need YAG laser: PCO, dry eye sx/worsening, eyelid droop, recurrent uveitis, eye bleeding, needing another surgery/laser (for multiple reasons: refractive surprise, swelling of macula CME, IOL dislocation, failing cornea), rare: infection, retinal hole, detachment, loss of vision, loss of eye, loss of life;

PCO: posterior capsular opacification
YAG Laser: used to open PCO which can happen in 10-20% of patients after successful, non-complicated cataract surgery.

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