In the early days of cataract surgery, we used to have to make very large incisions, which lead to very large wounds in the eye. The eye was very delicate after these, and we had to put stitches in to hold the wound closed. We used to live in fear of the patient breaking these stitches or of the wound opening.
Historically, patients have always worried about cataract surgery. Doctors and nurses even have this anxiety that, after cataract surgery, rubbing the eye or something could go wrong. But in reality, since we switched over to keyhole surgery with incisions that seal themselves and don’t need stitches, we don’t see these problems that used to happen after cataract surgery as a result of rubbing the eye or getting damage to the eye.
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