Cataract Surgery Safety and Risks

Cataract Surgeon for Los Angeles, Encino, & Huntington Park

Cataract surgery is the most common type of eye operation. In recent years, it has also become one of the safest and most effective medical procedures. In fact, it is estimated that more than three million cataract surgeries are performed each year in the United States, and that approximately 98% of cataract surgeries are successful and do not result in serious complications.

Although cataract surgery has been nearly perfected and procedures typically performed quickly in an outpatient setting, there are still some inherent risks patients should understand. There are also several safety precautions the medical community recommends for patients interested in cataract surgery, including the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle after the operation. Potential cataract surgery complications include:

  • Swelling and inflammation of the cornea or retina
  • Increased pressure in the eye
  • Droopy eyelids (ptosis)
  • Secondary cataract
  • Infection
  • Retinal detachment

These and other similar complications after cataract surgery are rare. Having performed more than 10,000 eye and eyelid operations, Dr. Soroudi has become highly experienced in performing cataract surgeries effectively and with minimal risks. Complications are more likely in patients who have other eye diseases or medical conditions, and these risk factors are taken into consideration when determining your treatment options and addressing any complications that do arise.

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Weigh Your Options During a Consultation with a Los Angeles Cataract Surgeon

Dr. Soroudi conducts extensive evaluations on all patients considering cataract surgery. He can inform you of your available options, as well as the potential benefits and risks posed by surgery. As he devotes 100% of his personal attention to ensuring that patients are well informed and that all questions and answers are accurately addressed, you can be confident that you will receive high quality service and care from a proven and experienced Los Angeles cataracts surgeon. We service areas throughout the Los Angeles area, including Brentwood, Huntington Park, Beverly Hills, West Hills, Encino, Westlake Village, Sherman Oaks, West Hills, and Woodland Hills. If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your particular situation, contact the Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center today.

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