Answer: What you describe is most likely a Cataract Surgery complication whereby there was a ruptured lens capsule allowing a fragment of the crystalline lens to fall into the vitreous. While this is an uncommon complication is does seem to occur more often with complex or difficult Cataract operations such as where the Cataract is especially dense. This does indeed require a Vitrectomy-a surgical removal of some of the citreous along with the lens fragment and is performed by a Vitreoretinal Surgeon rather than a Cataract Surgeon. Certainly more difficult Cataract Surgery procedures are best performed by highly experienced Cataract Surgeons. However, the density of the Cataract may be the greater contributor to the complication rather than the inexperience of the surgeon. It is always acceptable to seek a second opinion-especially in surgical choices-if this makes you more comfortable. However keep in mind that there just may be difficulties no matter how experienced the surgeon is if the Cataract is dense, hard and difficult to extract. This is one of the reasons patients are encouraged to have a Cataract removed when it begins to disturb there vision rather than waiting for the Cataract to "ripen".
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