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What are the Risks of Cataract Removal?

Any surgical procedure has its risks, and cataract surgery is no exception.

When you are making the decision to have surgery, you must keep in mind that the ophthalmologist cannot guarantee that a surgery will always be successful or risk free.

Serious complications arising from Cataract surgery are not common, as there has been much in the way of surgical advances in the recent years. However, if complications do occur, your vision may be impaired or even lost.

Some people with pre-existing conditions are at greater risk than others. If you have a problem with smoking or obesity, make sure to tell your surgeon.