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Does color vision noticeably change after undergoing surgery for cataracts?

Does color vision noticeably change after undergoing surgery for cataracts?

Sometimes: It depends on the type of cataract and how dense it was. I frequently have patients tell me that colors are brighter and more vivid following surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Would my vision change after lasik surgery?

Would my vision change after lasik surgery?

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 can occur over time, usually a recovery of some of the treated myopia. Check with your lasik surgeon if the change is noticeable. ...Read more

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Will my vision deteriorate after cataract surgery?

Will my vision deteriorate 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. This lens is very durable and should last for the rest of your life. Sometimes the capsule that holds the artificial lens becomes cloudy after cataract surgery. This can affect your vision. An eye doctor can use a laser to make the lens capsule clear again. Most people use glasses, at least some of the time, after cataract surgery. After your eyes have healed from surgery, your doctor may recommend prescription eyeglasses. ...Read more

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After dilation, eyes very blurred, but can see okay with glasses, when not dilated. Indicates cataract surgery? Is cataracts reversible?

After dilation, eyes very blurred, but can see okay with glasses, when not dilated. Indicates cataract surgery? Is cataracts reversible?

No: Everyone's vision becomes blurred with dilation for examination. Cataracts are an clouding of the eye lens that can occur naturally with aging. They are not reversible. However, surgery to remove and insert an artificial lens is indicated only when vision loss affects your activities of daily living, e.g. driving, watching TV, reading the newspaper. The surgery is brief and almost painless. ...Read more

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Can eyesight change one and half year after cataract surgery?

Yes: Yes, your vision can change at any time. Given that you recently had cataract surgery, your eyesight changes may or may not be related to the surgery. It would be a good idea to follow up with your ophthalmologist and discuss what vision changes you've been experiencing. ...Read more

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Generally, just how blurry will my fingers look compared to now (20/30 near) after a monofocal IOL used during cataract surgery in left eye. Am myope.

Generally, just how blurry will my fingers look compared to now (20/30 near) after a monofocal IOL used during cataract surgery in left eye. Am myope.

Not too blurry: Much more blurry for print, not bad for your fingers. The smaller your pupils are, the less blurry print will be when viewed in sunlight or other bright light source. ...Read more

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How long does halo vision last after lasik surgery?

How long does halo vision last after lasik surgery?

Variable: Most don't get this, but it can last weeks to forever. In my experience, it usually goes away several weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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How safe is laser eye surgery for vision improvement?

How safe is laser eye surgery for vision improvement?

Yes: Laser eye corrective surgery has gone through several generations of improvement in the technology and now is quite safe, minimally stressful and a terrific way to get rid of your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. It will not restore the need for reading glasses in those over 40 however, but will give clear distance vision without glasses. ...Read more

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Can i wear photo gray glasses for astigmatism correction after cataract surgery?

Can i wear photo gray glasses for astigmatism correction after cataract surgery?

Yes: If your cataract surgery is healed, feel free to wear whatever color lenses you want. Of course, you do realize you will need to get the correct prescription in the lenses to properly correct the astigmatism. Most intraocular lens implants these days have ultraviolet protection already incorporated into them. ...Read more

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Anything they can do to improve vision years after congenital cataract surgery?

Possibly: You should see an eye doctor to determine if anything can be done to improve vision. In some cases, glasses or a contact lens can help improve vision. Other issues such as glaucoma, amblyopia, etc may limit best corrected vision though. ...Read more

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How long it will back to normal vision after lasik eye surgery?

How long it will back to normal vision after lasik eye surgery?

Hours: Most people have excellent vision within hours of having lasik. Many wake up seeing 20/20 the next day. Your surgeon will check you the next day to make sure things are going well. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have retinal swelling and corneal abrasion after cataract surgery? I'm 54 had lasik in left eye 3/30/05 no problems good results. Had cataract surgery on 4/21/11 vision 20/200 swelling retina 350 micron with wrinkles and severe corneal abr

Is it normal to have retinal swelling and corneal abrasion after cataract surgery? I'm 54 had lasik in left eye 3/30/05 no problems good results. Had cataract surgery on 4/21/11 vision 20/200 swelling retina 350 micron with wrinkles and severe corneal abr

Perhaps: Corneal abrasion at the time of cataract surgery can happen, but it is very rare. Certain conditions can increase the incidence (dry eyes, blepharitis, even previous lasik). The retinal swelling also is somewhat rare to the level you are describing, but it too still happens. Conditions like diabetes, uveitis history, and pre-existing wrinkling of the retina (epiretinal membrane) increase risk. ...Read more

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How long before sight returns after catarct and vitrectomy operation on an eye?

How long before sight returns after catarct and vitrectomy operation on an eye?

Depends: The eye usually starts to look and feel better after a couple of weeks. Visual recovery depends on the severity of the underlying retinal disease and what techniques were used during surgery. For example, if gas or oil where used, your recovery might be weeks or months. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does vision changes associated with amblyopia last?

How long does vision changes associated with amblyopia last?

Depends on the age: If a child gets treatment on time then it will cure it. If a child missed the window of oppertunity for the treatment then ambylopia will last for life time. That is why its important that a child gets vision test. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment for correcting vision advisable at the age 45 years or after?

Is laser treatment for correcting vision advisable at the age 45 years or after?

Commonly done: Lasik correction at this age can be very successful. Remember that you will need reading glasses afterwards. Discuss with a lasik surgeon what can be accomplished. ...Read more

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Will blepharoplasty improve vision? Is it possible that my vision will improve after blepharoplasty? .

Will blepharoplasty improve vision? Is it possible that my vision will improve after blepharoplasty?

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Visual field yes: You visual acuity, how well you see, should not be changed by eyelid surgery. The exception is some blurriness or improvement due to post operative swelling. Long term, however, your vision should be the same. You visual fields, how large an area you can see, is often improved in the upper and outer directions due to removal of the redundant, visual field obstructing skin. ...Read more

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Is it normal for eye vision to worsen a few weeks after corneal transplant surgery?

Is it normal for eye vision to worsen a few weeks after corneal transplant surgery?

Yes: I see this most commonly in keratoconus grafts where initial swelling causes graft flattening. As the swelling goes down the graft steepens and becomes more myopic. Of course any transplant can have a change in refractive error and astigmatism as it heals. I would not worry about rejection this early but if there is any pain or increase in redness or light sensitivity i would see your surgeon now. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A condition that results in the clouding of the normally clear ...Read more