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I had cataract surgery and do not need reading glasses anymore. Will this result last "forever"?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
A patient's vision after cataract surgery usually does not change so long as there is no health problem affecting the retina or cornea.

In brief: Maybe
A patient's vision after cataract surgery usually does not change so long as there is no health problem affecting the retina or cornea.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: It should
You are probably a little nearsighted or have favorable astigmatism.
In all likelihood, this will last.

In brief: It should
You are probably a little nearsighted or have favorable astigmatism.
In all likelihood, this will last.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: As long as life
I am guessing you had multifocal lenses put in at surgery which allows vision at far and near. Provided nothing else goes wrong with your eye, this result can last the rest of your life.
Your eye is still susceptible to other conditions that can affect vision like macular degeneration which is independent of cataract surgery. Enjoy your new and exciting vision.

In brief: As long as life
I am guessing you had multifocal lenses put in at surgery which allows vision at far and near. Provided nothing else goes wrong with your eye, this result can last the rest of your life.
Your eye is still susceptible to other conditions that can affect vision like macular degeneration which is independent of cataract surgery. Enjoy your new and exciting vision.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hopefully
Sometimes refraction can change (effective lens position shift right after surgery) or scar tissue like posterior capsule opacification can occur.

In brief: Hopefully
Sometimes refraction can change (effective lens position shift right after surgery) or scar tissue like posterior capsule opacification can occur.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Probably
If you are healed completely after cataract surgery, your vision should remain the same from now on unless you develop other eye issues (such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, etc).

In brief: Probably
If you are healed completely after cataract surgery, your vision should remain the same from now on unless you develop other eye issues (such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, etc).
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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