I have been a Consultant cataract surgeon since 2001.
My experience as a cataract surgeon is extensive. I perform about 500 cataract operations per year. My complication rates are published on National Ophthalmic Database at the following webpage. Copy and paste the bold type into the search bar, or just click on the link to open the page. Read below to see an explanation of the data before opening the link:
Cataract surgery risks under Mr Shafiq:
This is information on PCR, posterior capsule rupture, the commonest type of surgical complication, expressed as a rate per hundred operations. In my case it hovers between 1 complicated operation per hundred operations to one in 200 hundred operations. This figure is very low and means that 99 operations in every hundred proceed as planned, without complication.
Here is a graph of all surgeons data in Newcastle for one year. Blue dots are Consultants.