What causes cloudiness in the eye after cataract surgery?
PCO occurs because cells remaining after cataract surgery grow over the back (posterior) of the capsule causing it to thicken and become slightly opaque (cloudy). This means that light is less able to travel through to the retina at the back of your eye.
Is cloudy vision normal 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.
How do you fix cloudy vision after cataract surgery?
Your doctor may suggest a procedure called YAG to fix it. During this procedure, a surgeon uses a laser to open up the thickening around the lens capsule and let more light get through your artificial lens. That will clear up your cloudy vision.
How long does it take for vision to clear after cataract surgery?
Within 2 – 3 months after cataract surgery, your eye should be comfortable and your vision should be clear. If you have residual nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, you may need prescription eyeglasses.
How do I know if I have posterior capsular opacification?
Symptoms of a Posterior Capsular Opacification
Vision that is blurry. Glare around lights. Sensitivity to sunlight. Halos around lights.
What is the cloudiness in cataracts?
Around age 40, the proteins in the lens of your eye start to break down and clump together. This clump makes a cloudy area on your lens — or a cataract.
Can vision get worse after cataract surgery?
No, your vision generally doesn’t deteriorate after cataract surgery unless other problems arise, such as macular degeneration or glaucoma. In cataract surgery, the eye doctor (ophthalmologist) removes the clouded lens from your eye and replaces it with a clear, artificial lens.
Why are my eyes still blurry and sun sensitive after 2 months of cataract surgery?
This can be normal, but if it lasts more than a couple of days, talk to your doctor. Sometimes, you just need to wear sunglasses for a few months until it goes away. But it could also be a sign of another issue, like too much inflammation in your eye, and you may need eye drops.
How long does it take to fully recover from cataract surgery?
These side effects usually improve within a few days but it can take 4 to 6 weeks to recover fully. If you need new glasses, you won’t be able to order them until your eye has completely healed – usually after 6 weeks.