My dad's cataract surgery went wrong

My father had cataract surgery 2 weeks ago. The evening of his surgery he received a phone call from a nurse checking on him and then a few hours later his surgeon called to check on him. At the time, my mom thought this meant they were just being very, very caring, but now, in retrospect, we are wondering if he experienced an intraoperative complication. At first his vision was a little blurry, then it seemed to get better, but now it is worse again. He says his vision is growing dark. Surgery on the other eye has been put on hold. His surgeon told him at his follow-up appointment that he had experienced a very rare complication. I wish I could have been there because my mom and dad do not understand what went wrong and they are not sure what to do next. I think he needs a second opinion. Any thoughts?

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Oct 15, 2015
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Second Opinion, please
by: Anonymous

Unfortunately people post on this site to sell their products. THose comments should be deleted by the site monitor, if there is one.
Clearly the other comments about a second opinion bear merit. If you have not already done so find another surgeon. It is possible that the errors made by the first can be corrected.

May 12, 2014
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2nd Opinion
by: Anonymous

Very definitely you need a second opinion, and quickly. Make the appointment and get a copy of his records from the first surgeon to take with you. Please go with them as they surely need your help in interpreting what happened and what can be done about it.

May 12, 2014
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2nd Opinion
by: Anonymous

Very definitely you need a second opinion, and quickly. Make the appointment and get a copy of his records from the first surgeon to take with you. Please go with them as they surely need your help in interpreting what happened and what can be done about it.

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