FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Will I have my former vision after the cataract surgery?
An eye will regain its former vision after the cataract surgery unless there is another factor besides cataract that impairs vision.
- Will I wear glasses after the cataract surgery?
The diopter of the intraocular lens implanted in the eye during cataract surgery can be determined for a clear far or near vision. So the person undergoing the surgery will have a clear far vision if the lens is set to correct far vision, but glasses for near vision will be necessary. If the eye becomes myopic with the lens implanted during the surgery, the person won't need glasses for near vision but glasses will be necessary for far vision. If a multifocal lens is preferred, myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism can be corrected with a single lens.
- Does my vision need to be really impaired before I can have a cataract surgery?
No. You can have the surgery at any stage of your cataract from the moment cataract develops and your vision starts to get impaired.
- Does surgery at a very late stage (advanced cataract) affect success in surgery?
Yes, problems are more likely to occur in surgeries for very advanced cataracts. Also, the operation lasts longer in cases of advanced cataract.
- Do I need to receive general anesthesia for a cataract surgery?
General anesthesia is only given in infants and pediatric patients for cataract surgery. Different types of local anesthesia are used for adults in cataract surgery. An injection is made beside the eye to numb it and prevent eye movements.
- Can I have laser surgery if I need one after cataract surgery?
You can have laser surgery if your eye is found to be suitable in the examination.
- Will my amblyopia be corrected?
Amblyopia is not corrected by cataract surgery. There are different treatments for amblyopia.