Cataract surgery is the most common operation performed in the UK today and has, on average, a 99% success rate. It’s currently the only reliable treatment for cataracts.
Before you look at the details of your cataract surgery, there are two very important things you need to know that should help to put your mind at rest:
As the UK’s largest provider of NHS cataract surgery, SpaMedica performs tens of thousands of successful cataract surgeries every year. Only 0.49% of our patients experience the most common complication of cataract surgery, a condition known as posterior capsule rupture, meaning our complication rates are well below the national benchmark of 1.1%.
The risk of serious complications developing as a result of cataract surgery is very low. Most common cataract surgery complications can be treated with medicines or further surgery. There is a very small risk – around 1 in 1,000 – of permanent sight loss in the treated eye as a direct result of the operation.