Immediately after cataract surgery, the vision will be temporarily blurry. There are normal differences between different individuals, and even between eyes of the same individual, so try not to compare your recovery to other friends or family members.
Why do my eyes look different after cataract surgery?
After the procedure
Your vision may be blurry at first as your eye heals and adjusts. Colors may seem brighter after your surgery because you are looking through a new, clear lens. A cataract is usually yellow- or brown-tinted before surgery, muting the look of colors.
Why is my vision not clear after cataract surgery?
Sometimes after surgery, blood vessels in the retina leak. As fluid collects in your eye, it blurs your vision. Your doctor will treat it with eye drops, and it could take weeks or months to heal. It usually gets completely better.
How long does it take eyes to adjust after cataract surgery?
The consensus seems to be that it takes 1-3 months. So you should expect your eyes to have stabilized 2-4 months after the surgery. You’ll probably have another Ophthalmologist appointment around that time. That’s when you should be ready to have your eyes tested and be given a new glasses prescription if needed.
Is it normal for vision to fluctuate after cataract surgery?
Your Cataract Procedure
As mentioned, you’ll notice fluctuations in your vision for a few weeks or even longer if you have had an accommodating lens implanted. This is normal and expected. Inside the eye there will be swelling and inflammation. These symptoms should subside within a week, but each patient is different.
Can your eyesight get worse after cataract surgery?
No, your vision generally doesn’t deteriorate after cataract surgery unless other problems arise, such as macular degeneration or glaucoma. In cataract surgery, the eye doctor (ophthalmologist) removes the clouded lens from your eye and replaces it with a clear, artificial lens.
Can you see the edge of the lens after cataract surgery?
Another example of a cataract surgery complication is a malpositioned or dislocated intraocular lens. You may see the edge of the lens implant, or you may even develop double vision. If the intraocular lens becomes too badly dislocated, your visual acuity could decrease substantially.
How long does it take for cataract surgery to completely heal?
Although some patients see well just a few days after cataract surgery, full healing can take up to three months. Cataract surgery recovery time tends to be minimal and mild, but there are various factors that can impact the speed of recovery.
What happens if the lens moves after cataract surgery?
Displacement of the intraocular lens causes changes to vision and, if it falls into the vitreous cavity, it can produce traction due to the eye’s own movement, resulting in retinal detachment and/or vitreous haemorrhage.
How do you get rid of double vision after cataract surgery?
If you can cover either eye and the double vision subsides, it is likely binocular double vision. Binocular double vision can usually be treated either optically (with prism glasses) or surgically (eye muscle – also known as strabismus – surgery).