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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
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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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