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Can cataract surgery cause vitreous detachment?

Is it possible to cause vitreous detachment because of cataract surgery? If so, how to prevent it?
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  • hill


    Well, yes, cataract surgery can lead to vitreous detachment. The vitreous is a gel-like material attached to the retina at several points along the back of the eye. So when the vitreous becomes detached from the retina, it is possible to have it. Generally speaking, people who have had cataract surgery are at higher risk of developing a vitreous detachment. So it needs to pay more attention after the surgery. Also, age, eye injury, even infection can lead to it too. Anyway, if you have some problems, you need to see the doctor as soon as possible.
  • Johnny W.


    Yes, it is possible for you to cause vitreous detachment because of cataract surgery if you don't take care of the eyes carefully. There are many side effects on the eyes. You should protect the eyes carefully by not using the eyes too much with no rest. You should eat more food with vitamin C to moisture the eyes. In addition, you should do the eyes exam at the regular time.
  • cattatra


    Yes, it is quite possible. The cataract surgery increases the risk to get vitreous detachment. Eyes are fully filled with vitreous, a gel-like substance which could help maintain the round shape of eyeball, and there are millions of fine fibers in this gel connected to the surface of retina. The common reason for vitreous detachment is age. As we aging, the vitreous substance starts to shrink, so the millions of fine fibers in it begin to pull retina. Usually this pulling power breaks the fibers to that vitreous detached from retina, which is so called vitreous detachment, which is very common for people over 80. Besides of age, eye trauma, infections or inflammation, nearsightedness and eye surgery all contribute to vitreous detachment. According to Academy Ophthalmology on Eye-care America Website, people who had cataract surgery are at a higher risk of getting vitreous detachment. So far I didn't find any way to prevent it. Normally it won't impact our vision. You might go through some eye floater. If you once had cataract surgery, and the floaters increased in a sudden, I suggest you to visit your ophthalmologist to have an eye examination.