As with any surgery, cataract surgery poses risks, such as infection and bleeding. Cataract surgery slightly increases your risk of retinal detachment. Other eye disorders, such as high myopia (nearsightedness), can further increase your risk of retinal detachment after cataract surgery. One sign of a retinal detachment is a sudden increase in flashes or floaters. Overall, studies show that 95% of standard IOL recipients have their vision fully restored to its pre- cataract state.