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When will I get my normal vision after the cataract surgery?
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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Dieck
Dr. William Dieck
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Cataract surgery
Vision recovers within a few weeks of surgery but most patients see improvement within a few days.

In brief: Cataract surgery
Vision recovers within a few weeks of surgery but most patients see improvement within a few days.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
In brief: Cataract surgery
It depends. The severity of the cataract and the difficulty of the surgery will determine your postop recovery time.
In some cases, the eye has good vision on day 1 after surgery, but some people may take several months to heal if the cataract surgery is complicated. Follow the directions of your surgeon and use your drops as directed.

In brief: Cataract surgery
It depends. The severity of the cataract and the difficulty of the surgery will determine your postop recovery time.
In some cases, the eye has good vision on day 1 after surgery, but some people may take several months to heal if the cataract surgery is complicated. Follow the directions of your surgeon and use your drops as directed.
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
In brief: Varies, 1-2 weeks
It can take time to recover from any surgery, and you should discuss this with your eyemd.
It can depend on other medical and eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, and even your cardiovascular health. If you only have surgery on one eye, it can take a few weeks for the eyes to start to work together.

In brief: Varies, 1-2 weeks
It can take time to recover from any surgery, and you should discuss this with your eyemd.
It can depend on other medical and eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, and even your cardiovascular health. If you only have surgery on one eye, it can take a few weeks for the eyes to start to work together.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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Dr. Christopher Hood
Ophthalmology
In brief: Within a week
The recovery will vary depending on the density of your cataract, but typically patients are seeing better as soon as the day after cataract surgery.
By a week, almost everyone is seeing better. See your eye doctor for a specific estimate.

In brief: Within a week
The recovery will vary depending on the density of your cataract, but typically patients are seeing better as soon as the day after cataract surgery.
By a week, almost everyone is seeing better. See your eye doctor for a specific estimate.
Dr. Christopher Hood
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
Vision gets better if you don't have any other eye problems and if the surgery is uncomplicated.

In brief: Yes
Vision gets better if you don't have any other eye problems and if the surgery is uncomplicated.
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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