People with existing medical conditions such as diabetes and chronic eye infections are at a higher risk of developing complications.You may have reactions to medicines, and side effects include redness, scratchiness of the eye, and sensitivity to light.Possible complications from cataract surgery include infection, bleeding, inflammation, tissue damage, tissue swelling of the front or back of the eye, or an increase in eye pressure.
It's estimated that 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts - a clouding of the eye's natural lens that impairs one's ability to see clearly.
Unlike a standard lens, the Bausch + Lomb Crystalens treats the cataract while simultaneously giving a fuller, more natural range of vision.
POTENTIAL RISKS: There are risks associated with cataract surgery.
The complications and side effects experienced during the clinical study were similar to those experienced with other intraocular lenses and with routine cataract surgery.
Your vision may not improve or may get worse if these complications occur.
You may require additional surgery to treat these side effects.
INDICATIONS FOR USE: Crystalens® AO IOL is intended for primary implantation in the capsular bag of the eye for the visual correction of aphakia secondary to the removal of a cataractous lens in adult patients with and without presbyopia.
Because it is surgery it is not completely risk-free.
Complications may occur as a result of the removal of your cataract whether or not an intraocular lens is implanted.