Sunday, May 20, 2012

Reading Vision after Lens Implants

Question: I thought vision would stay the same after cataract surgery and lens implants but I keep getting stronger reading glasses. Should I have new lenses inserted?

Answer: Indeed your vision should stay pretty constant after Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants unless there is some other eye problem or condition reducing the quality of your vision. You do not state over what period of time you have been experiencing the reduced vision, whether it is rapidly progressive or sudden, or your age-all of which may indicate that other problems may be occurring. The best next step is to discuss this with your Cataract Surgeon and certainly be sure to have a thorough examination of the Retina and in particular the Macula as this could be potential source of the decline.

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