Doctor insights on:
If I Get Cataract Surgery Will I Still Need Glasses
Not necessarily: Cataract surgery's main goal is to clear up the "cloudy" vision and glare effects. With today's modern technology, it is quite possible to end up not needing glasses for distance or near work. In order for that to happen, the eye has to have the ability to see 20/20 in the first place, and the patient would need to select a lens technology that can help achieve this goal. The technology is not covered by insurance, however. Speak to your eye surgeon about your vision goals after surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which should normally be clear. Cataracts are usually painless and develop slowly, causing a gradual worsening of vision. Cataracts will affect the vision of most individuals by the time they are at the age of 75, but risk factors speeding up their development include diabetes, too much exposure to UV light (sunlight), ...Read more
I had a cataract surgery 15 days ago but i still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. What should I do?
I have cataract surgery before 15 days .But i still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. Is it normal?
Progressive glasses: Most any eyeMD or optometrist can give you a Rx for progressive glasses after monovison cataract surgery. MD or OD will determine what power is needed & if your brain will tolerate them if large difference in power between both eyes. More info at: eyedoc2020 blogspot com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aphakia: Typically it is due to a condition called aphakia, where the natural focusing lens removed during the surgery is not replaced with a lens implant. This is not common. Modern uncomplicated cataract surgery does not require thick glasses afterwards, and in many cases actually reduces or eliminates the need for glasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you wear contacts lenses after cataract surgery? I have always worn contact lenses instead of glasses. After my cataract surgery, will i be able to wear contact lenses? If so, how long do I need to wait after my surgery to begin wearing them again?
Easy answer-yes: I would hope that your cataract surgery corrected your distance vision, or both distance and near vision with the intraocular implant placed in your eye durung surgery.. There would be no need for contacts post operatively. If you needed an additional correction after cataract surgery, contact lenses could be used about 6 to 8 weeks post op. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Right eye, lasik 12 yrs ago, cataract surgery 2 yrs ago. Suddenly getting big starbursts outside at night. Anti-glare glasses don't help - what would?
Check up: Have your eye md check your refraction and examine the eyes. You have had cataract surgery in the past and your eyes may be developing posterior opacification of the capsule that surrounds your intraocular lens implant. Your eye md can tell you if a laser capsulotomy would help clarify you vision, or if is just a glasses prescription change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had cataract surgery last weds. Today I inadvertently went outside in bright sun without my dark glasses on - did I do serious harm? I was only ou
Why do the doctors wait for 4 weeks or more before prescribing glasses following cataract surgery?
Its necessary: It takes some time for your eye to fully heal and your prescription to stabilize. Most doctors wait at least several weeks before giving a patient their final prescription. Just how long is up to your doctor and also depends on how fast your eye heals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Will i get taller if i have corrective surgery for bow legs
- Underbite how can i tell if i will need surgery
- What is an astigmatism and will i eventually need glasses if it is just mild?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Surgery and uterine fibroids
- Will i still be able to box after getting knee replacement surgery
- Drink alcohol and listerine will i still get in trouble if my parents know
- Will i have to get surgery and a colostomy if i have colon cancer
- Talk to a ophthalmologist online for free