The risk of infection after the cataract surgery in Singapore that we offer is rare and occurs in 1 in 3000 cases. In The EyeClinic, you will be required to start lid-care regimen, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops on the eye to be operated 3 days before the date of surgery. A new set of medicated eye drops will then be prescribed to patients for use for 4 to 6 weeks following surgery.
The symptoms of infections are pain, excessive redness, sensitivity to light and loss of vision that usually appear within the first few days of surgery and patients who experience this symptoms should contact their eye doctors immediately.
It occurs when the retina, the light sensitive tissue lining the inside of the eye that is responsible for maintaining proper vision, is separated from the wall of the eye. Its symptoms include sudden appearance of floaters, flashes of light in the visual field and/or gradual shading of vision as if there is a curtain moving across your field of vision. Patients with these symptoms should contact their eye doctors immediately to prevent severe loss of vision.
Patients who are highly short-sighted are at higher risks of developing this condition. Therefore, a thorough retinal examination has to be performed by your eye doctor prior to the surgery.
On rare occasions, bleeding of a structure inside the eye called the choroid may occur (choroidal haemorrhage). Should this happen, the surgery usually has to be stopped and patients will be reviewed in the clinic until the blood is reabsorbed. Most patients recover without severe vision loss if the surgery is stopped early and the haemorrhage is confined to a small area of the choroid. The development of small incision technique in modern cataract surgery has reduced the severity of most haemorrhages.
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