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Managing Complications

Cataract surgery complications can be frustrating and devestating for patients.  Many area surgeons will send patients to Dr. Koreishi and Dr. Ple-plakon to help restore vision after a difficult surgery that results in complications of the anterior segment or cornea.  

Complications that may occur include:

  • Corneal edema or swelling.  Loss of corneal endothelial cells (the inner layer of cells on the cornea) occurs during cataract surgery.  If too many cells are lost, the cornea will swell and vision will decrease.  Our doctors can evaluate and treat this condition to help regain sight.
  • Aphakia or no intraocular lens.  If complications occur that do not allow a surgeon to place an intraocular lens, the eye will be left without a lens. Our doctors can place a secondary lens, suturing it in position, if the natural support structures are weak or damaged. 
  • Dislocated intraocular lens.  If a previously placed intraocular lens becomes dislodged from trauma or spontaneously, our doctors can suture a new lens in position.
  • Iris abnormalities.  If the colored part of the eye becomes damaged in surgery, our doctors can suture the iris to help reform a cosmetically acceptable and functional pupil.
  • Post-operative corneal infections.  Infections after surgery on the ocular surface can be mild or quite severe.  Most are ammenable to medical treatment (drops and pills).  Sometimes surgery is required to cure advanced infections. 
  • Severe dryness of the cornea.  As we age, the eye becomes more dry and inflamed.  Surgery can excaerbate this process, leading to poor healing, irritation, blurry vision, and pain.  Dr. Koreishi and Dr. Ple-plakon treat many of these patients and helps restore vision and quality of life.

Each patient's eye is different. The description above may not apply to every individual situation. Your doctor will perform a full evaluation and discuss her findings thoroughly. A treatment regimen will be planned and re-evaluated throughout follow-up visits. Please contact your doctor if you feel you have a complication or if you have any concerns or questions regarding your ocular health. 

As cornea specialists in DFW, Dallas-Fort Worth, Dr. Koreishi and Dr. Ple-plakon strive to provide the best cornea care, availability, and patient education.




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