Excellent safety record.
Peter Baranyovits has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Eye Surgeon for over 20 years and has performed thousands of successful cataract operations. He has an excellent safety record and a complication rate well below the national average.
The plastic lens or implant he will insert doesn’t harm your eye or ever wear out, and your vision should be good permanently once you recover from cataract surgery. National statistics show that, on average, in just 1 in 1000 patients, cataract surgery can result in serious and permanent visual loss.
The commonest reason for visual deterioration after cataract surgery is posterior capsular opacification or PCO: a frosting over of the tissue surrounding the implant. This is treated by laser with a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes.
Other complications include untreatable retinal detachment, infection or spontaneous rupture of sub-retinal blood vessels during surgery. All of these complications are uncommon, but it is important to be aware that cataract surgery can result in total loss of sight. You should therefore contact Mr Baranyovits if you experience either a progressive increase in pain or sudden loss of sight after cataract surgery. Retinal detachment or infection can often be treated successfully if they are caught at an early stage.
There are also several technical complications that can occur during surgery. The most useful benchmark to consider is the surgeon’s rate of capsule rupture. This can occur if the covering of the cataract is broken allowing the jelly (vitreous) within the eye to come forward. This rate can vary from around 5% to less than 1% depending on the surgeon’s skill and experience.
To give you further reassurance we would like to say again that Mr Baranyovits has an excellent safety record and has performed thousands of successful cataract operations, including cataract surgery on many consultants, doctors and hospital staff.