Cataract surgery is a common and safe procedure that can help improve vision and restore clarity. After the surgery, many patients experience a significant improvement in their vision within 48 hours. However, it may take up to two weeks for the eye to adjust and stabilize. During this time, vision may fluctuate as the pupil returns to its normal size.
In some cases, blurred vision may be due to posterior capsule opacification (PCO), a complication that can occur weeks, months, or even years after the surgery. It is important to note that if you have a flexible lens implanted, you may experience fluctuations in your vision for a few weeks or longer. Additionally, some patients may experience mild eye dryness after the procedure.
Cataract surgery recoveryusually takes a short period of time and you can return to many of your normal daily activities. However, it is important to seek immediate medical attention if you experience sudden changes in vision after cataract surgery. According to the American Optometric Association, approximately 90 percent of patients report having better vision after undergoing cataract surgery.
These are signs of retinal detachment, a rare complication of cataract surgery that occurs when the retina separates from the back of the eye. Cataract surgery is a common outpatient procedure that involves removing the lens from the eye and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL), which works just like the natural lens.