With a success rate of well over 98%, cataract surgery is one of the safest of all surgeries, and difficulties are highly unlikely. Just keep in mind, that with any surgery, occasionally there may be complications during or after the procedure even with the most excellent care. However, the risk of these complications is minimal. Dr. Seibel’s knowledge, skill and extensive experience are the primary reasons the complications associated with cataract surgery are quite rare at Seibel Vision Surgery.
The benefits of modern cataract surgery are many. It affords an almost miraculous restoration of clear vision. It is one of the few medical procedures that can literally turn back the hands of time, for many patients achieve vision comparable to the eyesight they enjoyed in their youth. Some of the benefits include the following:
There are times when a cataract can be removed successfully but vision is not improved because of preexisting conditions or diseases of the eye. One such disease is macular degeneration wherein the central part of the retina – the area that is critical for “fine” seeing – is damaged. Occasionally, this condition cannot be diagnosed before the cataract operation because the cataract itself may prevent Dr. Seibel from seeing the macula in sufficient detail.
In addition, other preexisting conditions of the eye can limit vision after the operation, such as diabetes and glaucoma. All such preexisting conditions limit the eye’s ability to regain normal vision, even if the cataract operation is successful. It is important to remember that cataract removal has a high success rate. It is most likely that your vision will be remarkably improved and that you will be able to do things that you were not able to do before the operation.
Although it is not possible to list every potential risk or complication that may result from the procedure, many of them are described below.
At Seibel Vision Surgery, your eyes and vision are of paramount importance. To help you make the most informed decisions regarding the welfare of your vision, we are delighted to be of service and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
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