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A 55-year-old female asked:

Is the lens felt in the eye after cataract surgery? surgeon says everything is ok. i had surgery 10-06. could i be feeling the new lens and it takes time to get adjusted? no pain.

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Usually no: Reassuring your self is important You should give some time to get used to
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Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
No: You cannot feel the artificial lens itself. You may be feeling inflammation, pressure, the incision or something else, most of which resolve with time and treatment, bit it will not be the kens. You make get want to ask your surgeon about this.
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 37 years experience
Yes: Your cornea can be very sensitive after a procedure like cataract removal, whee cutting and suturing is involved
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Intraocular implant : An implant is placed in the eye after cataract surgery to focus light properly on the retina. Discomfort after surgery is common. What lens was placed? There are few reports of a patient feeling an implant : so this is rare. Likely normal healing process.
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Last updated Nov 20, 2018

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