Why is My Vision Blurry After Cataract Surgery?

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Cataracts are one of the world’s most common eye issues and the number one cause of blindness. Cataracts are an age-related ocular disorder, meaning they may occur despite one’s best efforts at maintaining ocular health. Unfortunately, around 90% of people over the age of 65 may have some form of cataracts. This sight-stealing condition typically begins developing in one’s 40s, and early detection could mean a more effortless, much-improved outcome.

So, if you have any concerns, or have noticed blurriness or other changes in your vision, please don’t hesitate to contact us in Napa, CA. At Eye Specialists of Napa Valley, we’re eager to do everything in our power to provide you with clear vision and overall eye health.

How can I tell if I have cataracts? What are my treatment options?

You may be suffering from cataracts and could be a good candidate for cataract surgery if you experience a pervading cloudiness or blurriness of vision. Or if you have difficulty seeing at night or notice halos or glare around lights. Cataracts may also cause double vision or the fading of colors.

Early-stage cataracts can be treated with glasses, but once they develop further, patients will need cataract surgery. We understand that many individuals may be anxious about any ocular surgical procedure, but there’s no reason to be. Plus, you’ll receive intravenous sedation from our board-certified anesthesiologist to help you relax. The procedure is virtually painless thanks to local anesthesia – so while patients are awake, there is little to no discomfort. Nor does it take long. You may be done within 30 minutes or less.

All it requires is that our expert surgeons make a tiny incision on the cornea, then insert a small, specialized device to break up cataracts along with your eye’s natural (but clouded) lens. We then replace your natural lens with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL) to restore your vision.

Why is my vision blurry after cataract surgery?

One of the many wonderful things about cataract surgery is the rapid onset of effects: patients generally notice immediate improvements in their vision after the removal of their cataracts. This surgery is also very safe, as it has been practiced and fine-tuned over many decades. In fact, it’s among the world’s most practiced surgeries, which has helped countless people see the world clearly once again.

Some patients experience blurry vision after their cataracts, though this typically clears up within a few days. It isn’t a sign that anything is wrong or that you should worry. It’s simply a consequence of normal ocular swelling after surgery. In some patients, this blurry vision will persist for longer than in others, and we’ll be able to give you additional details once we see you and diagnose your unique case. However, the total recovery typically takes 4 – 6 weeks as the eyes stabilize following surgery.

Contact us today to conquer cataracts and vision loss

Age-related cataracts can gradually steal your vision, making it needlessly difficult to complete daily tasks and enjoy your favorite hobbies. And, if left untreated, cataracts can cause blindness. But you can fight back and regain your visual acuity by contacting us to request a consultation at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley in Napa, CA.

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