Study of Complications and Outcomes of Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery


  • Gudla Vasantha



Phacoemulsification, Cataract, Intra-operative complications, Post- operative complications


Background: It’s unknown if surgical complication rates and long-term visual acuity results differ between patients who
had phacoemulsification cataract surgery.
Objective: To study the complications and outcomes of phacoemulsification cataract surgery
Methods: Out of numerous cataract surgeries performed at the hospital, around 50 patients had developed intra-operative
and post-operative complications for phacoemulsification. The operations were carried out under local anaesthetic. The
intraoperative problems, as well as the operational step in question, were recorded. Visual acuity and a full anterior and
posterior segment evaluation were reported postoperatively.
Results: Male predominance was observed with 54% and females were 46%. The male: female ratio was 1.17:1. The mean
age was 52.34 + 6.71 yrs. Majority of the cases around 92% had visual outcome of 6/12 or Better Around 6% had visual
outcome of < 6/12 but ≥ 6/60 and 2% had visual outcome of < 6/60.
Conclusion: Although the risk of problems from cataract surgery using the phacoemulsification technique is lower,
anticipating of these risks, as well as preparation and preventative measures, may help to reduce the risk of difficulties.

Author Biography

Gudla Vasantha

Assistant Professor, Department of ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Nizamabad.




How to Cite

Gudla Vasantha. (2022). Study of Complications and Outcomes of Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 13(4), 113–116.