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please list the reasons for failed cataract surgery

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please list the reasons for ''failed'' cataract surgery
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.
By failed surgery, what exactly do you mean??? I assume you mean poor vision after surgery? or do you mean list complications that can occur?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
reasons for poor vision some years after surgery
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.

Very good.....this is assuming the vision was OK after surgery and went bad years later


#1 cause - PCO- posterior capsular opacity - scar behind the implant that reduces the vision - simple laser procedure in office fixes issue


#2 - some retinal problem - most common ones are macular degeneration and cystoid macular edema, diabetes related bleeding, artery and vein occlusions (due to diabetes, hypertension)


#3 - advancing or undetected glaucoma


#4 - cornea decompensation (rare) - usually has pain


#5 - implant dislocation - super rare unless patient had severe trauma near eye



I hope this helps your query, if not let me know, Dr. Stevens

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