Cataracts - Prognosis

Many cases of cataracts never require treatment other than a change in one's eyeglass prescription. If surgery is required, the success rate is very high. More than 90 percent of patients experience improved vision. Complications occur in a very small fraction (3 to 5 percent) of cataract surgeries. These complications include infections, swelling of the cornea, bleeding, and damage to the retina.

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