Common Eye Surgery Complications
Eye surgery, also called oculoplastic surgery, is a surgical surgery done on the eye or parts of it, usually by an optometrist. The eye, like all the other body organs, is a delicate organ and needs extreme care prior, during, and immediately after a surgery. In fact, even pre-surgical preparations can often be enough for an eye surgeon to successfully perform an ocular surgical procedure, but the degree of attention and care given to the eye when performing the procedure can greatly affect how successful the procedure will be. In this article, we’ll take a look at some typical eye surgery problems, as well as potential surgical complications, and what to do if you or your vision changes dramatically after your eye surgery.
One of the most common eye surgery complications is dry eye, which is also sometimes called nystagmus, and occurs when the eye isn’t opening and closing properly. This can be due to various factors, including dry eye caused by eye allergies, irritation of the eyelids by medication, loss of eyelashes, the eyeball being pressed too hard by the upper lid, weak corneal muscles, an issue with the eye itself, or an issue with the drainage or implantation of the drainage tube. For these cases, eye surgeons often recommend a simple refractive surgery to get rid of the symptoms. For more serious vision problems, such as those that cause blurry vision, blurred images, halos, floaters, glare, or other issues, more complex eye surgeries may be required in order to correct the problem.
Another common eye surgery complication is lens deterioration, or myopia or hypermetropia. This occurs when the lens inside the eye becomes so thick that it forces the light from the eye to come through at a shorter distance. This can cause many problems, such as blurred vision, headaches, straining when reading, frequent eye blinking, or other vision loss. In more severe cases, cataracts and other forms of fixed lens problems may require the use of an artificial lens.