Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Frosty Vision after Cataract Surgery

Question: Upon awakening after my cataract surgery I had frosty vision. It was like looking thru a frosted window. It has slowly become better. Why did I not see the bright vivid colors and the clarity others told me about?

Answer: It is difficult to know exactly why you experienced frosty vision after your cataract surgery but there could be several reasons. The important thing is that it has cleared. One of the more likely causes was that for whatever reason or reasons, you experienced some swelling of your cornea or corneal edema. This can happen from time to time during cataract surgery and if your eyes are otherwise healthy returns to normal in short order.

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