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refraction after cataract surgery

A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lehrer
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually not: Most of the time patients have very little discomfort after surgery. Sometimes there is occasional sensation like an eyelash in the eye.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: True photopsia (flashes) after cataract surgery should be evaluated to make sure not retinal tear or detachment is taking place. Far more common is a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. T Jeff Russell
34 years experience in Ophthalmology
Improved vision: The goal of cataract surgery is to remove your cloudy lens and replace it with a clear intraocular lens. Your vision should improve. You might still ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience in Ophthalmology
Better Vision:): The first few days after surgery may be somewhat blurred, however, some patient see better immediately. Best vision may require a spectacle rx, depen ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Chynn
28 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Halos after LASIK: If you're worried about halos, you should get lasek not lasik as you avoid light scatter at night at the flap interface, wavefront treatment for hoas, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Maybe: Sometimes laser vision correction is offered after cataract surgery in order to decrease dependence on glasses, but it is not required. There is anot ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Most iol's remain in a stable place and position after cataract surgery. Some might shift a little in position due to the biology of healing. Occasi ... Read More
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Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Detachment recovery: This may take up to 6 - 8 weeks or longer depending on the extent of the surgery. Your surgeon can be more specific with the answer.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Yes: Yes. A rigid gas permeable or hybrid contact lens will likely correct this issue. You should see your corneal surgeon to make sure something else is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Robertson
Specializes in Ophthalmology
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. This lens ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Very Possibly: It is always difficult to answer this kind of question without knowing the details of your case. In general, If this is what you wish and no complicat ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Essentially, yes. Lensectomy is the doctors name for removal of the crystalline lens in the eye, which is the same thing that is done with a cataract ... Read More
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A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
36 years experience in Ophthalmology
Glasses: Cataract surgery should clear the cloudiness. If you still have cloudy vision after cataract surgery then you either need glasses or something else i ... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Complex: This depends on what goals you have with your surgery. Your ophthalmologist should discuss the options, benefits and limitations of the available len ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Lasik generally gives excellent vision after the first week of healing. But this is a biological system and the tissues can modify over time. We cal ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Usually: Astigmatism or irregular corneal surface. If a retro bulbar infection for anesthesia is done this may cause some short term diplopia.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes initially after transplant surgery your vision may be worse. Depending on the type fo transplant it may take anywhere from 3-12 months to recover.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
The same: as they do before cataract surgery - by correcting both eyes for distance and having a progressively stronger column in the bottom of the glasses for ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Reading glasses: It iscommon after cararact surgery to need reading glasses. These provide some magnification as well as move the focal point to a convenient reading ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Yes: Lasik eye surgery is recommended for appropriate candidates who wish to decrease their dependance on glasses or contact lenses.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
22 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Blurry cataract: See your surgeon. It could be postoperative swelling in the back of the eye, cells growing over the capsular membrane behind your new lens, glasses t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: With cataract surgery, your eyes are measured and a lens implant can be placed that leaves you near sighted, or far sighted. Today's premium lens imp ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
It can: I am guessing you have had lasik and are now experiencing a visual change which is termed regression. The eyes are a biological system and changes ca ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
28 years experience in LASIK Surgery
LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an elective surgery that is typically not covered by insurance. Another term is to call lasik a self-pay surgery (rather than an ins ... Read More

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