Why is my vision still blurry after cataract surgery?
Posterior Capsule Opacity (PCO) is one common, yet treatable complication following cataract surgery. The condition is commonly referred to as “secondary cataract,” because it causes clouding of the elastic-like capsular bag that holds the lens of the eye in place.
How long does it take for vision to stabilize 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.
Why is my vision not clear after cataract surgery?
You may have heard about a condition called “secondary cataract” or “after-cataract.” This occurs when the lens capsule, the membrane that wasn’t removed during surgery and supports the lens implant, becomes cloudy and impairs your vision. Another term for this condition is posterior capsular opacification (PCO).
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.
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.
Does cataract surgery give you 20 20 Vision?
Will I see 20/20? Your vision after cataract surgery depends on: How advanced your cataracts were. What type of intraocular lens, or IOL, you chose.
How long after cataract surgery can I sleep on my side?
Cataract surgery should not affect how you sleep, aside from wearing the protective eye shield to avoid rubbing the eye. Rubbing your eye or even water splashing in your eye can aggravate the chances of infection. You may also want to avoid sleeping on the side of the operated eye for the first 24 hours.
How long does it take to fully recover from cataract surgery?
Your doctor may prescribe eyedrops or other medication to prevent infection, reduce inflammation and control eye pressure. Sometimes, these medications can be injected into the eye at the time of surgery. After a couple of days, most of the discomfort should disappear. Often, complete healing occurs within eight weeks.
What can go wrong after cataract surgery?
Potential cataract surgery complications include: Posterior capsule opacity (PCO) Intraocular lens dislocation. Eye inflammation.
What happens if the lens moves after cataract surgery?
Dislocated Intraocular Lens
The dislocation of the artificial lens implant, the intraocular lens (IOL), can also occur during or after cataract surgery. The IOL can shift from its proper position or fall into the vitreous cavity. In this case, vitreous surgery is needed to replace the IOL into its correct position.
Should I wear my old glasses after cataract surgery?
Usually, old prescription glasses will no longer work very well with the newly operated eye. Because there is no harm in wearing them, some patients continue to use their old prescription eyeglasses to see with the un-operated eye.
Why do I see black spots after cataract surgery?
Some patients may experience seeing floaters or small black dots after cataract surgery. This condition is known as posterior vitreous detachment, where the vitreous jelly in the retina becomes more fluid. Floaters are then caused by tiny clumps of gel that fills the inside cavity of the eye.
Is cloudiness normal after cataract surgery?
After cataract surgery, some people notice cloudiness (sometimes called aftercataract) after several months or years. In some people, it can become very dense and cause as much or more vision loss as the original cataract.
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.