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A 50-year-old male asked:

I had a cataract surgery 15 days ago but i still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. what should i do?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Surgery: Do not worry...People may require up to 90 days to have their best vision after surgery. Keep using your drops and give yourself more time to heal...
Dr. James Hunter
44 years experience
Too early to judge.: We typically don't prescribe new glasses until one month after surgery. In some cases people get along just fine with temporary readers. However, if you have significant astigmatism, no temporary glasses will be sufficient. You need to give this more time.
Dr. David Flug
Specializes in General Practice
Patience: If your surgeon says there were no complications and your retina is healthy you should be able to read as soon as you get the proper reading prescription( which may not be +4). There is also an issue of what kind of vision is in your other eye which possibly could be affecting your reading.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Cataract surgery: Vision after cataract surgery can take a number of weeks to stabilize. If you have significant astigmatism, you may need to get this corrected before reading glasses or bifocals will help you read.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

I have cataract surgery before 15 days .But i still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. Is it normal?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Discuss: This with your eye surgeon. There are many reasons for poor reading vision after cataract surgery.
Last updated Aug 13, 2019

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