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What are the side effects of implanting a multifocal lens?

What are the side effects of implanting a multifocal lens?

Complications specific to Multifocal lenses may include glare, blurred vision, and rings around lights. These side effects may make it more difficult to see while driving at night, but most people who do experience this find that it is only mildly annoying and tends to subside in time.

How long does it take for eyes to heal after lens replacement?

What happens after I have lens surgery? It can take up to two weeks for your eyes to settle after lens surgery. You should attend your follow-up appointments during your refractive lens exchange recovery as planned and follow the advice given by your specialist refractive optometrist and your surgeon.

Why is my vision still blurry 3 days after cataract surgery?

It takes time for your eyes to heal and to adjust to the new lens that has been implanted. Not everyone will recover from cataract surgery at the same pace. Some people may have clear vision within a day after having cataract surgery. But for other people it may take several days for blurred vision to go away.

Why are my eyes still blurry after lens replacement?

It is very common to have blurry or unclear vision in the days and sometimes even weeks after cataract removal. Most of the time, this is caused by normal swelling in the eye which occurs as a part of surgery. Patients with larger, denser and/or firmer cataracts are more likely to experience more inflammation.

What can you not do after lens replacement surgery?


  1. do not rub your eyes.
  2. do not allow soap or shampoo to get into your eye.
  3. do not drive until you get the all-clear from your doctor.
  4. do not do any strenuous exercise or housework.
  5. do not wear eye make-up for at least 4 weeks.
  6. do not fly without seeking advice from your doctor.

Can you see immediately after lens replacement surgery?

Within a couple of days of performing lens replacement on the second eye, the vision is usually good.

Why does my eye feel like something is in it after cataract surgery?

Many people complain that they feel like there is sand in the eye or that the eye feels scratchy after surgery. This is a normal sensation caused by the small incision in your eye, and it should heal within a week or so. If you have dry eye, the discomfort may last longer—up to three months.

How long after cataract surgery Can I watch TV?

You can read or watch TV right away, but things may look blurry. Most people are able to return to work or their normal routine in 1 to 3 days. After your eye heals, you may still need to wear glasses, especially for reading.

Do they put stitches in your eye after cataract surgery?

Modern cataract surgery does not routinely require stitches, as it is a keyhole procedure and the main incision is about 2 mm in length. The intraocular lens is inserted via a thin cartridge and is designed to unfold once it has been placed inside the eye.