Is Cataract Surgery Risky?

Reviewed by: Jason Jacobs, M.D. and Leslie Doctor, M.D.

All types of surgery have risks. Fortunately the risks and complications of Cataract Surgery are extremely low. In addition to being one of the most successful and surgeries performed in the United States today, Cataract Surgery has also become the most frequently performed surgery in the U.S. During your Cataract Surgery consultation, your Cataract Surgeon and/or their staff will be available to review the possible risks and complications and answer your questions.

The information that has been provided here is intended to give patients a basic understanding of the risks of Cataract Surgery. It is possible that your individual experience might be different. None of the information provided here is meant to be a substitute for or replace your eye doctor's consultation nor does it replace the need for you to consult with your Cataract Surgeon about specific details of Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implantation.

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