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Two and a half weeks since cataract surgery and the pupil is still small. will it get better and does this cause focus problems?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Pupil: How small compared to the other eye? If only 1/1-1mm this may be normal. The vision typically would be stable and you should be seeing well by now. Was there any complications with the surgery? Most likely a smaller pupil will not affect the vision, except possibly if it does not open larger in dim / dark situations.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Pupil p Cataract Sg: The pupil is dilated before the cataract surgery & is sometimes touched or affected by even routine cataract surgery (ie, no significant complication). Also surgeons sometimes can use Miostat (pilocarpine) to constrict pupil: this will keep pupil small for a couple of days after surgery. The pupil should normalize. A small pupil may cause pinhole effect improving vision, not focus problems usually

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