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How effective is a patient's vision after cataract surgery?

How effective is a patient's vision after cataract surgery?

Excellent.: Assuming there is no other eye disease and the surgery goes well without complications, your vision should be close to 20/20. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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What causes double vision after cataract surgery?

What causes double vision after cataract surgery?

Many possible causes: If the double vision is in just the operated eye, then the cornea or implant has a problem. If the double vision occurs only with both eyes open, then there is a misalignment issue. Your ophthalmologist should be able to sort this out. ...Read more

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Blurry vision after cataract surgery, what to do?

Blurry vision after cataract surgery, what to do?

Blurry cataract: See your surgeon. It could be postoperative swelling in the back of the eye, cells growing over the capsular membrane behind your new lens, glasses that are wrong, or other unrelated things like dry eyes, etc. ...Read more

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I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why? My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why? My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

Double vision: Double vision after cataract surgery can be caused by many issues such as residual refractive error, eye misalignment, corneal irregularity, decentration or tilt of lens implants, retinal swelling, or other issues. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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5 years after cataract surgery. Shld I do something? Anything to worry abt? It's been 2 yrs since my last checkup. Not much changes with vision.

5 years after cataract surgery. Shld I do something? Anything to worry abt? It's been 2 yrs since my last checkup. Not much changes with vision.

Absolutely yes!: There are many silent causes of blindness that can occur months to years after cataract surgery, and you should have annual dilated ophthalmological examinations. You can't be certain that your eyes are healthy just because you think that your vision is unchanged. ...Read more

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Will intense computer work in the days after cataract surgery negatively impact my final vision? I feel I have lost slight distance acuity from this.

Will intense computer work in the days after cataract surgery negatively impact my final vision? I feel I have lost slight distance acuity from this.

No effect: Computer use does not harm the eyes nor does it change eye power. It is fatiguing and drying but these are momentary and no permanent changes. ...Read more

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How exactly will your vision be after cataract surgery?

How exactly will your vision be after cataract surgery?

Vision & Catarac: Vision usually decreases with cataract formation; Depending on pre-operative risk factors (ie, hypertension, diabetes, pseudoexfoliation, trauma, etc) the vast majority of patients achieve 20/20 vision after cataract surgery (low risk factor patients). Most patients say colors are brighter after VA much better. More info at: eyedoc2020 blogspot com ...Read more

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What can I do about filmy vision 2yrs after cataract surgery?

What can I do about filmy vision 2yrs after cataract surgery?

Get examined: See your eye doctor. It might be something simple like a refraction (need for new glasses or contacts), posterior capsular opacity (needing a quick yag capsulotomy laser in the office to clear up the lens in your eye), or, something more serious like a retinal problem. ...Read more

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When after cataract surgery before you can see how corrected your vision is?

When after cataract surgery before you can see how corrected your vision is?

It depends: Everyone heals a bit differently and not every cataract is the same. Most cataract patients see very well by 1 week after their surgery. Your vision should be fully healed by 3-4 weeks after uncomplicated cataract surgery. ...Read more

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Is it still possible that my vision will return to normal after cataract surgery.?

Is it still possible that my vision will return to normal after cataract surgery.?

Normal?: Depends on what you mean by normal. You can get your vision back, you may need glasses for distance and near, or distance / near only.

I believe for your question the answer would be yes. ...Read more

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How long after cataract surgery before you can determine how corrected your vision is?

How long after cataract surgery before you can determine how corrected your vision is?

Best vision: You will know fairly quickly after surgery that your vision has improved, but it takes up to four weeks or longer to get your final best vision. ...Read more

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Does your vision fluctuate from precise to less precise for a time after cataract surgery?

S/p Cataract Surgery: Yes, vision can worsen after cataract surgery temporarily due to swelling of the cornea or sometimes macula. Steroid and nonsteroid drops help with the healing. Vision improves in the vast majority of patients after healing. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes double vision 2 weeks after cataract surgery?

Can anyone tell me what causes double vision 2 weeks after cataract surgery?

Double vision: Double vision after cataract surgery can be due to: imbalance of refraction (glasses rx) or eye muscles between eyes; uncovering of misalignment of eyes from youth/birth; if injection used before surgery, can rarely be from eye muscle damage. New eye glasses Rx helps in most cases depending on cause & severity. Majority resolve in >1mo. See eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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I'm having foggy/hazy vision 3 years after cataract surgery, what is wrong?

I'm having foggy/hazy vision 3 years after cataract surgery, what is wrong?

Post Cat Surgery: VA: Common Post Cataract Surgery Issues: need for glasses still for residual astigmatism/refractive error; need YAG laser due to PCO (Posterior Capsular Opacification: happens in 10-25% of patients): YAG laser helps decrease glare/streaks of light patients notice from PCO; more info at: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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I have dim vision with a yellow tint 12 hours after cataract surgery. Should I be worried?

May be normal: It is often normal for the cornea to swell slightly after cataract surgery. It may take several days for the swelling to improve. Your surgeon will evaluate your eyes postoperatively and should be able to reassure you. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from cataract surgery? I'm afraid of suffering from vision loss after cataract surgery. How long will it take until I can see clearly again? Will my vision always be a little blurry or will I have to wear glasses after the

How long will it take to recover from cataract surgery? I'm afraid of suffering from vision loss after cataract surgery. How long will it take until I can see clearly again? Will my vision always be a little blurry or will I have to wear glasses after the

Full healing 5 weeks: Vision better in1-3 days. Glasses post op depends on iol implant type (bifocal/astigmatic/ standard) must be correct candidate for special implants your ophthalmologist will be able to tell you what type of implant your eyes qualify for. ...Read more

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Could I have the wrong grad iol after cataract surgery my vision 20/25 in that eye, before that I had a retina detachment 8 mnts ago too?

Could I have the wrong grad iol after cataract surgery my vision 20/25 in that eye, before that I had a retina detachment 8 mnts ago too?

Not really: Vision of 20/25 after history of a retinal detachment is very good. If you had a wrong intra ocular (iol) then you may have a worse vision. You may need corrective lens to compensate for the wrong power of iol. ...Read more

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I have developed a relevant increase in myopia and a blurred vision due to light sensitivity 3 days after cataract surgery. What can be the reasons?

I have developed a relevant increase in myopia and a blurred vision due to light sensitivity 3 days after cataract surgery. What can be the reasons?

Not uncommon: The eye is in the early healing stages and is usually accompanied by some inflammation. Post op eye drops help. A very red eye and or pain would be reasons for concern. Any severe decrease in vision would be a reason for concern - and reason to see your surgeon. ...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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After cataract surgery saw straight line glow from lights in car console, at night, dark. Surg eye only. Concern? Line same angle even moved head.

After cataract surgery saw straight line glow from lights in car console, at night, dark. Surg eye only. Concern? Line same angle even moved head.

Glare, glow after CS: It is common to notice some "glow/lights" after cataract surgery. Most common cause of glare/your symptoms after Cataract Surgery: residual inflammation, cornea healing, capsule haze, glare from implant. See your eyeMD who will be able to determine cause, prognosis, treatment. More info: eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you strain a bowel movement after cataract surgery?

Why shouldn't you strain a bowel movement after cataract surgery?

Bleeding/pop stitch: But extremely low risk, since incision is so small and rarely needs stitches. ...Read more

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Do flickers after cataract surgery go away?

Do flickers after cataract surgery go away?

Flickers, flashes CS: Flickers/Floaters after a non-complicated CS procedure can occur. Check with your eyeMD to be sure no vitreous was lost during procedure. If flashing or a significant numbers of floaters or a curtain coming down over your vision occurs, call your eyeMD ASAP to be sure there is no new retinal hole or detachment. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Do I have to avoid all activity after cataract surgery?

No: Sometimes avoiding getting the eye wet and avoiding heavy lifting and eye rubbing is advocated, especially in sutureless cataract surgery. Usually nonvigorous activity is ok. ...Read more

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After cataract surgery. Creases where observed in capsule. Was this from the surgery?

Yes: But this is unavoidable. Using a jelly filled donut as an example, the cataract would be the jelly and the capsule is the rest of the donut. During cataract surgery, the jelly of the donut is removed and a thin lens is placed in the donut. How thick the donut was originally will dictate how much wrinkling occurs, as the donut shrink-wraps around the new lens. ...Read more

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Will I see 20/20 after cataract surgery?

Will I see 20/20 after cataract surgery?

Probably: If you have no other eye diseases and surgery goes well, most people will attain 20/20 visual acuity with the use of a glasses prescription. Depending on your eye, it is possible that you may have 20/20 distance vision without any glasses. ...Read more

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Can I wear contacts after cataract surgery?

Can I wear contacts after cataract surgery?

Yes: Yes. If you need a prescription after surgery, then contact lenses can be used. ...Read more

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How long before flying after cataract surgery?

No restriction: As long as no gas was placed at the tine of your cataract surgery (which would be rare) then there is no restriction on flying postoperatively. ...Read more

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When can I go swimming after cataract surgery?

Depends: Depending on pre-surgery risks & other surgical factors (was laser cataract surgery performed, was there any complication, excess iris manipulation or energy needed), most pts can go back to school/computer/work in 2-5days: as long as using drops, no bending, lifting, heavy straining performed. Swimming with goggles likely ok at 7-10 days; no goggles @30d: check with eyeMD; Eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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