What are the risks of cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is a relatively low-risk procedure which is extremely effective. In fact, it’s the commonest procedure which is carried out by the NHS and in fact worldwide. So we’ve got a highly effective procedure and when you have surgery really depends on whether you feel symptoms about enough for you to warrant an operation.
More about Paul Rosen
Paul Rosen is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at The Grange Eye Consultants. His special expertise is in laser eye surgery, cataract surgery, and the treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration, glaucoma, and retinal diseases. He has over 20 years experience in treating people with eye problems. Paul is invited to lecture on cataract and refractive surgery both nationally and internationally. He leads clinical trials investigating novel eye treatments. Paul has served as the President of the UK and Ireland Society of Refractive Surgeons and is currently the President of the European Society of Corneal and Refractive Surgery. More recently I’d been appointed as a member of the NICE Cataract Guidelines Committee and also on the Refractive Surgery Subcommittee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.