Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cataract Surgery Complication with Black Eye

Question: I have a question about cataract surgery problems and complications. My mother has undergone phacoemulsification for cataract surgery. Since her eye surgery the eye is red and area around eye is black.What is this type of complication?

Answer: If your mother had Cataract Surgery whereby the Cataract Surgeon used an injection for anesthesia, it is quite possible that the injection caused some bleeding in the eyelid around the eye perhaps even "bruised" the tissue so as to give it a "black" appearance. Assuming that your mother is seeing well and has no discomfort or pain then this will resolve on its own shortly. If she is uncomfortable or has any vision complaints you should contact your Cataract Surgeon immediately.

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