Is Cataract Eye Surgery Safe?

It is always nerve wracking to consider any surgery, but if you’re thinking of getting cataract eye surgery then you can rest assured that you are choosing one of the most common procedures available, one that rarely even involves an overnight stay in the hospital.

In fact, while all surgery has risks, cataract surgery has a 98% favorable outcome.

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Cataract Eye Surgery Risks

Complications are extremely rare but could include:

  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Retinal detachment

Your ophthalmologist will give you eye drops to apply regularly after the surgery to avoid infection. In the extremely rare instance a complication does occur, we will be there immediately to support your recovery.

Cataract eye surgery is a very common and safe procedure. At Kleiman Evangelista Eye Care Centers of Texas we are proud to deliver the best care along with the information you need to stay certain you remain healthy.


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Technology Is Making Cataract Surgery Even Safer

Technological advances help reduce the risk of complications during cataract surgery. At Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of Texas, our surgeons use LenSx Cataract Lasers to make incisions, which helps them make an already safe and precise procedure even more so. The LenSx includes an additional tool called Intraoperative Aberrometry that allows a surgeon to take measurements of your eye in the operating room that help guide a more accurate placement of your new lens.

A Team of Experts.

The doctors at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers are among the most experienced in the DFW metroplex, having performed thousands of procedures for satisfied patients using the most advanced technology.


I have been a patient of Kleiman Evangelista Eye Center for many years and I have never been disappointed with their treatment. I had cataract extractions done at this facility and my vision is much improved now. I would recommend them to anyone!

- Alexis M.


My experience was very good and professional. I would recommend Dr. Stephens and his team to anyone considering cataract surgery.

- Linda W.


I had cataract surgery by Dr. Evangelista and am extremely satisfied. I have continued to rely on Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of Texas for my total eye care.

- Ellie R.