Dr. Raizman's Cataract Surgery Results|
Cataract surgery results for Dr. Raizman are almost overwhelmingly successful. Dr. Raizman has more up-to-date
information on the cumulative results of his surgery than almost any other ophthalmologist in the country. He has
developed one of the largest cataract surgery computer database files for an individual surgeon. This database file
now comprises over 15,000 surgical procedures. Highlights are listed below.
A significant improvement in vision after surgery is reported by over 95% of Dr. Raizman's patients. This is particularly
impressive given the referral nature of Dr. Raizman's practice. Many complicated cataract cases are referred to Dr.
Raizman and his overall results include these challenging cases, as well as his routine procedures.
Posterior capsule tears can occur during cataract surgery. Published reports often cite an incidence of 2.0% - 5.0% as
acceptable. In a recent review of over 400 eyes, Dr. Raizman's rate of posterior capsule tears was < 0.25%, (less
than one quarter of one percent).
Infection is a potentially serious complication of any surgical procedure. Published reviews of eye infection
(endophthalmitis) after cataract surgery in the United States often cite an incidence of one per thousand
or higher. Dr. Raizman's rate of endophthalmitis is significantly less.
You should know the surgical results of your cataract surgeon! Be sure to ask! Dr. Raizman is proud of
his exemplary results and is pleased to review them with you. For a list of additional questions to ask your
cataract surgeon, please click here.