Benefits and Risks of Corneal Incisions for Cataract Surgery

There are 2 ways to created the incision during cataract surgery. Many surgeons, use sutureless clear corneal cataract incisions, because it offers advantages over the traditional sutured scleral tunnels and limbal incisions. Some of these benefits include lack of conjunctival trauma, less discomfort and bleeding, absence of suture-induced astigmatism, and faster visual rehabilitation. However, anContinue reading “Benefits and Risks of Corneal Incisions for Cataract Surgery”

Corneal Edema after Cataract Surgery

In patients who have cataract surgery in both eyes, one eye will often heal faster than the other eye. I have seen severe corneal edema on day 1 after surgery, causing very blurry vision, redness, and discomfort. I have also seen mild to no corneal edema, and vision is very clear. This should clear inContinue reading “Corneal Edema after Cataract Surgery”

Cataract Surgery Wound

After cataract surgery, the wound must be examined carefully for any leakage.   A fluorescein dye is applied, to more easily detect wound leakage.    If there is a wound leak, management depends on the severity.   Often the wound will seal itself, as it heals.    In more severe cases, the surgeon will need to surgically repair theContinue reading “Cataract Surgery Wound”

Corneal Erosion

Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome involves the corneal epithelium and epithelial basement membrane.  This can cause moderate to severe eye pain, sensitivity to light, tearing, and corneal scarring leading to visual changes. Treatment includes: Antibiotics and pain relievers.  For painful episodes, an antibiotic ointment, such as erythromycin or bacitracin, is recommended to prevent bacterial infection.  OralContinue reading “Corneal Erosion”