Good to hear from you again.
It is common for a cataract to get so thick that it is difficult, or impossible, to get the laser back to the retina to get rid of bad blood vessels.
What you have signed up for on the consent is the modern type of cataract surgery. In this surgery your natural lens
, which has become cloudy and is now called a cataract, is removed. Immediately after the cataract is out a new, artificial lens is put in its place. Before this artificial lens implant was available, say about 60 years ago, patients had to wear glasses that were as thick as the bottom of a coca-cola bottle. Now, this is no longer necessary.
"infection, inflammation,bleeding, partial loss of vision,1:100 complete loss of vision, worsening diabetic retinopathy, guarded prognosis, further surgery. It's to be done bylocal anaesthesia" Is just a list of the majority of thing that can go wrong when you have the cataract surgery. While all these could happen they very rarely do. Also, I think the risk of complete loss of vision is much less then 1:100, at least in my hands :)
Also, they are saying that, while you will be drugged and kinda groggy during the surgery, you will be awake. This is the way that most cataract surgery anesthesia is done.
Here is a good video showing a real surgery:
It sounds to me like you are getting excellent care. And you are absolutely right -- even crossing to the other side of the street has risks :)
You are going to be amazed on how white everything look after your cataract is gone. Best of luck.
I look forward to hearing you things went.
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