Cataract surgery has advanced over the years. While cataract laser surgery today is fairly safe, with successful outcomes, there are still several potential risks one needs to know. Just like other surgeries, cataract surgery could have possible complications.

Knowing about these ahead of time helps you decide whether you want to proceed with the cataract surgery. For example, two of the more common complications are itching eyes and redness in the eyes.

Mild itching is a sign the eye is healing post-surgery. However, if the eye itches severely, then there could be something else going on. Severe itching should be reported to your eye surgeon immediately.

Redness is the result of the surgical procedure and normally clears up within a few days. Pain, swelling, and discharge can also accompany redness. Your eye surgeon typically prescribes an antibiotic to help prevent infection.

To learn more about these and other possible cataract surgery complications, why they occur, and how they are treated, we invite you to continue reviewing the following infographic.

Afterward, if you have further questions about cataract laser surgery, possible complications, or want to find out if now is the right time for your cataract surgery, please feel free to contact Dougherty Laser Vision directly today! We have five locations in Southern California and offer a wide range of laser eye surgical procedures using the latest technologies.

Cataract Surgery Complications infographic