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Will I see 20/20 after cataract surgery?
19 doctors weighed in

Dr. Christopher Hood
Ophthalmology
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christopher Hood
Dr. Christopher Hood
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Cataract
The final visual acuity after cataract surgery will depend on the overall health of the eye.
If the cornea is clear and there are no retinal problems that would preclude improvement in vision after cataract surgery, you have the potential for 20/20 after surgery. You should consult with your ophthalmologist as to what to expect after cataract surgery.

In brief: Cataract
The final visual acuity after cataract surgery will depend on the overall health of the eye.
If the cornea is clear and there are no retinal problems that would preclude improvement in vision after cataract surgery, you have the potential for 20/20 after surgery. You should consult with your ophthalmologist as to what to expect after cataract surgery.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
If the entire visual system is healthy, and the best predicted visual acuity is 20/20, and the cataract surgery goes smoothly without complication and all the refractive error is corrected for, then 20/20 after surgery can be achieved -- should check with the eye surgery for the predicted outcome.

In brief: Possibly
If the entire visual system is healthy, and the best predicted visual acuity is 20/20, and the cataract surgery goes smoothly without complication and all the refractive error is corrected for, then 20/20 after surgery can be achieved -- should check with the eye surgery for the predicted outcome.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
It depends on the health of your eye.
Postop astigmatism, retinal or optic nerve disease can limit postop vision.

In brief: Maybe
It depends on the health of your eye.
Postop astigmatism, retinal or optic nerve disease can limit postop vision.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Over 90% do
In a healthy eye, almost everyone sees 20/20.
But the lens calculation must be perfect. Even if it isn't, you will probably see 20/20, but need glasses to do so.

In brief: Over 90% do
In a healthy eye, almost everyone sees 20/20.
But the lens calculation must be perfect. Even if it isn't, you will probably see 20/20, but need glasses to do so.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Speak to your Dr
The overall health of your eyes prior to your surgery is the best way to predict your final vision after successful cataract surgery.
The best person to answer this question for you would be your ophthalmologist.

In brief: Speak to your Dr
The overall health of your eyes prior to your surgery is the best way to predict your final vision after successful cataract surgery.
The best person to answer this question for you would be your ophthalmologist.
Dr. David Sachs
Dr. David Sachs
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Majority see 20/20
Cataract surgery (CS) is #1 cause of world blindness & most common surgery performed in world & US.
Complication risk very low; best time in history to have CS. If no underlying retinal, optic nerve, brain issues, >90% achieve 20/20 vision after surgery; may still need glasses (depends on implant choice); more info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com

In brief: Majority see 20/20
Cataract surgery (CS) is #1 cause of world blindness & most common surgery performed in world & US.
Complication risk very low; best time in history to have CS. If no underlying retinal, optic nerve, brain issues, >90% achieve 20/20 vision after surgery; may still need glasses (depends on implant choice); more info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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