Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bubbles after Cataract Surgery

Question: I have a question about bubbles in the eye after cataract surgery. My husband recently had cataract surgery, which my son and I watched via a computer screen. At the end of the surgery, bubbles formed over the eye. The person explaining the surgery to us, said, "He isn't going to like that!" When I asked what problem the bubbles could cause he said, nothing, and they will dissipate after awhile. My husband has been having trouble with that eye. Is there a problem with bubbles?

Answer: Bubbles after Cataract Surgery can occur from time to time from the introduction of fluids and viscoelastic substances used to assist in the removal of the Cataract and the placement of the Lens Implant. These bubbles are transient and do indeed dissipate in short order with no real impact on the eye or vision. If your husband is having trouble the eye that had the cataract operation then he should return to his Cataract Surgeon to determine the cause.

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