Why is my vision still blurry a week after cataract surgery?
If you’ve had cataract surgery and your vision is still blurry or hazy, you may have a common condition called posterior capsule opacification (PCO). PCO, also sometimes called a “secondary cataract”, occurs when the capsule that holds the IOL in place gets obstructed by epithelial cells from the lens.
How long has it been since I had cataract surgery?
Edited 3 days ago, 9 users are following. I had a cataract removed in my left ( distance eye) 2 weeks ago and my distance vision is worse than before the surgery. I know the colors are brighter but I can’t see to drive.
How is cataract surgery done in both eyes?
The operation involves swapping out the cloudy natural lens of the eye, or cataract, with a new artificial lens. If you have cataracts in both eyes, the procedures for each eye are typically done separately.
When to see your eye doctor after cataract surgery?
According to the American Association of Ophthalmology, blurring after cataract surgery is usually caused by swelling or edema of the cornea. If this is the case, it will resolve over time. In most cases, patients can see better within a week after surgery. You should talk to your eye doctor if your blurring persists.
What happens to the lens after cataract surgery?
The lens that the surgeon implants during cataract surgery is durable and will last a lifetime, according to Mayo Clinic. Sometimes the capsule that holds the lens can become cloudy, and the National Eye Institute calls it an “after-cataract.” If you have an after-cataract, a laser is used to correct the cloudiness. Can cataracts grow back?
When to have cataract surgery in both eyes?
If you have cataracts in both eyes, you’ll need to have surgery on each eye at a separate time, usually about 4 weeks apart.
How long does it take to get a cataract removed?
Fortunately, surgery to remove cataracts is generally safe and highly effective. In almost all cases, cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes around 20 minutes. During the procedure, an eye surgeon removes the clouded lens and replaces it with a plastic lens implant.
Is it safe to go to the hospital after cataract surgery?
Normally, the lens of your eye is clear. A cataract causes the lens to become cloudy, which eventually affects your vision. Cataract surgery is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis, which means you don’t have to stay in the hospital after the surgery. Cataract surgery is very common and is generally a safe procedure.
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.