Corneal Edema After Cataract Surgery

This is a common complication of cataract surgery, which usually resolves after 1 week.  Those who have more advanced cataracts pre-existing corneal disease are more likely to have corneal edema.   The primary treatment is typically steroid drops and hyperosmotic agents such as Muro 128 (a hypertonic saline agent) which pulls the edema fluid out of the cornea.  In most cases, the visual prognosis is good.