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Alyssa


11/01/2012

Is cataract surgery dangerous?

Is there any risk to take cataract surgery? Is it dangerous?
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  • claire_lew

    11/02/2012

    Well, no, it is safe to take cataract surgery. First, you should know what the cataract is. A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye, which can eventually block the central line of sight and impairs vision. So if there are some problems occur on it, you should take surgery to heal it, such as the cataract surgery. As we know that Cataract surgery is an operation to remove the clouded lens. Also, it is very normal to have this operation in the United States. And according to some research, nearly 3.1 million Americans take the surgery each year. So you should not need to worry about the safety of it. Besides, you should know that it is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis; so many people regard it as one of the safest of all surgeries. But, there are also many tips after you have taken the surgery. For example, you should not watch TV or computer in the first week, and also should be careful when you have shower.
  • amanda

    11/02/2012

    Yes, it is. Cataract surgery like any other surgery is associated with certain risks. A cataract is a cloudiness of the eye's natural lens, which lies between the front and back areas of the eye. It usually occurs in elder people who are above 65. The main purpose of cataract surgery is to recovery the eyesight. However, it would cause infection, bleeding, visual disturbances and even loss of vision. This risk cannot be eliminated entirely but could be brought down to its absolute minimum by an experienced and skilled surgeon using the latest surgical techniques. Ask your surgeon about their complication rates.
  • charming_qtee

    10/08/2013

    Dear friend, don't worry. Cataracts are very common in the United States. Usually there are 1.5 million cataract surgeries in each year and it often happens to people who are over the age of 60. Though we can choose lasik eye surgery to treat with cataract, there are a lot of rules we need to follow. And if we are not a good candidate for cataract surgery, the doctor will not perform the surgery for you. So don't worry. You just need to consult the doctor for more details before having a surgery. This can reduce the potential of risks.
  • walkinawayfromu

    10/08/2013

    Of course there are some risks to take cataract surgery. You may suffer from an inflammation or infection after cataract surgery. Your eyes may be bleeding or swelling. You may suffer from retinal detachment or glaucoma after cataract surgery. And sometimes a few people will suffer from a secondary cataract. But the most serious occasion is the blindness caused by cataract.
  • Fari Tackaberry

    10/08/2013

    Dear friend, don't worry. Though there are many risks bought by cataract surgery, there are also many successful cases show that we can cure cataract with high technology equipment. And the doctors have skilled technique to perform such kind of surgery already. so I think you can trust them.
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