Does cataract surgery affect near vision?
Traditional IOLs are monofocal. This means that they are only able to focus clearly at one visual point. If you choose a monofocal IOL, you may see clearly at distances, but still require glasses for near vision tasks after cataract surgery.
What happens to your eyesight after cataract surgery?
In cataract surgery, the eye doctor (ophthalmologist) removes the clouded lens from your eye and replaces it with a clear, artificial lens. This lens is very durable and should last for the rest of your life. Sometimes the capsule that holds the artificial lens becomes cloudy after cataract surgery. This can affect your vision.
How is the cataract removed from your eye?
So the cataract doesn’t get removed from the lens but with the lens. Then, your doctor carefully places the artificial lens into your eye. This lens is designed to perfectly match your eye, and to take over your original lens’ job. Extensive examination is needed beforehand, to measure your vision and the size of your eye.
When did I decide to have cataract surgery?
But about a year before deciding to have cataract surgery, I performed very poorly on a contrast sensitivity test when a glare source (bright light) was directed toward my eyes during the test.
What to do about cloudy vision after cataract surgery?
This lens is very durable and should last for the rest of your life. Sometimes the capsule that holds the artificial lens becomes cloudy after cataract surgery. This can affect your vision. An eye doctor can use a laser to make the lens capsule clear again.
What happens to the back of the eye during cataract surgery?
The very back of your lens (the lens capsule) is left intact to serve as a place for the artificial lens to rest. Stitches may be used to close the tiny incision in your cornea at the completion of the procedure.
What are the risks and complications of cataract surgery?
Your risk of complications is greater if you have another eye disease or a serious medical condition. Occasionally, cataract surgery fails to improve vision because of underlying eye damage from other conditions, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration.
How long does it take for your vision to improve after cataract surgery?
After cataract surgery, expect your vision to begin improving within a few days. Your vision may be blurry at first as your eye heals and adjusts. Colors may seem brighter after your surgery because you are looking through a new, clear lens.
Which is the best treatment for blurred vision after cataract surgery?
Following cataract surgery, the capsule that holds the lens of the eye may develop cloudiness that causes blurred or hazy vision. The most effective treatment for PCO is YAG Capsulotomy. During this quick procedure, the pupils are mildly dilated and the YAG laser creates a clear opening in the back of the capsular bag holding the lens implant.