The VisionAware™ website claims 98% success rates, whilst a publication on Harvard’s website states a 95% success rate with respect to cataract surgery. Obviously this does not guarantee success and whether looking at either of the statistics above, is it fair to assume that 5 possible cases of blindness can occur in a single day?
The Boston Globe reported, on August 14th 2016 that no less than 5 people were permanently blinded.
The injuries have shocked and mystified cataract surgeons, who say even one serious injury is rare, and led specialists who examined the patients to conclude that the anesthesiologist on the cases, Dr. Tzay Chiu, possibly pierced their eyeballs or retinas with his needles, according to the surgery center’s investigative reports submitted to the state. Chiu’s attorney, Rebecca Capozzi in Waltham, declined to comment.
Additional information reported by the Boston Globe that the outpatient centers rely on contracted anesthesiologists as opposed to hiring their own, and questions have been raised by the investigation as to the screening of the anesthesiologist in question.
Lawsuits in this regard have been filed by two of the surgical error victims, whilst all 5 have hired lawyers.
To learn more about Cataract Surgery we recommend visiting the following page: http://www.visionaware.org/info/your-eye-condition/cataracts/how-is-cataract-surgery-performed/125 authored Tina D. Turner, M.D.