Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Flickering after Cataract Surgery

Question: It has been 3 months since I had cataract surgery andastigmatism correction, with a monofocal lens. I have terrible "flickering" when I am in an area with fluorescent lights. Will this ever go away?

Answer: Some patients having cataract surgery and lens implants do report seeing some flickering of light under certain conditions which are thought to be related to the adaptation to and reflections of light from the intraocular lens implant (IOL). For just about all patients this visual effect does subside after some period of time which varies patient to patient. Please be patient and feel free to discuss it with your cataract surgeon if it continues or gets worse.

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