Cataract surgery is one of the most common and safest surgical procedures in the United States. Here is a guide to help you have a smooth recovery from cataract surgery.
The symptoms they cause are: sudden decrease in vision, redness in the eye or around the eye that persists after two days, continuous sensitivity to light, eye discharge, persistent pain, fever, nausea or vomiting, sudden increase in floating particles or blinking lights. Many patients with cataracts experience “unwanted visual images” after surgery, also known as diphotopsy.
Whether you're considering having cataract surgery or have already had the surgery, it's important to understand the recovery process.
Sometimes blurred vision is caused by PCO, a fairly common complication that can occur weeks, months, or (more often) years after cataract surgery. It occurs when the lens capsule, the membrane that holds the new intraocular lens in place, fogs up or wrinkles and begins to blur the vision.