There are many changes that takes place after surgery. When your natural lens
is removed, it is repacled with a much thinner plastic lens. There is a gel behind the lens which and shift forward because of the thinner lens. The gel is also connected to the macular and thus causing the traction.
In most people, the gel (vitreous
) separates completely from the macula
. Unfortunately, that has not been the case for you. The surgery will attempt to release all the traction connecting the vitreous gel to the macula.
To answer your question directly, the macular traction is likely the result of the cataract. The complication, however, was likely unavoidable if it was an uncomplicated surgery. It is difficult to predict who will have problems. In most people by 72 years of age, the vitreous gel tends not to be firmly attached to the macula.
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