Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lens Related Complications

If you undergo cataract surgery, there are some potential complications that can occur during or after the procedure. These complications may include posterior capsule rupture; dislocated cataract fragments; intraocular lens dislocation; swelling in the central retina and even retinal detachment. While it is rare, an internal ocular infection, or endophthalmitis, can occur after surgery. Most complications can be treated with medication or further surgery quite successfully. These complications are usually managed by a retinal surgeon and your cataract surgeon may request the ophthalmologist to address these issues.