Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the United States and probably worldwide. It is also one of the most successful surgical procedures with a high rate of patient satisfaction. Although complications in cataract surgery are very rare, unfortunately, they may occur. Due to the rarity of complications, each case involving complications is unique and is considered a complex case. There is, unfortunately, a lack of consensus in the medical community involving the parameters of a complex case, and physicians will rarely agree on what is the best treatment option.
Similar to cataract cases with complications, ocular trauma cases are also all unique and considered complex; consequently, among ophthalmologists, there will be a wide variety of opinions on what constitutes the best corrective measure for these cases. This may be a very confusing situation for patients.
When deciding on your plan of treatment: surgical or medical treatment or observation under the guidance of an ophthalmologist, patients should know that ophthalmologists with more experience in handling these complex cases can most likely better guide patients through an often confusing and stressful situation.