What are intraoperative complications of cataract surgery?
A. Cataract surgery is one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. However, complications do occur. Intraocular complications related to retrobulbar anesthesthesia include globe perforation, optic nerve damage, and retrobulbar hemmmorhage. These complications are avoided with topical and intracameral anesthesia. The most common intraoperative complications (total about 2%) include: positive vitreous pressure, posterior capsulare rupture, zonular dialysis, vitreous loss, retained lens fragments,descement’s detachment, inability to implant the planned IOL, intraocular hemorrhage, etc.