Blurry – How long will vision be blurry after cataract surgery?

When you’ve had cataract surgery, you may initially have blurred vision after your surgery is completed. You may experience some sensitivity to light, itching, aching and eye-watering as well; these symptoms are all completely normal to experience and should subside within a few days. Indeed, many patients’ vision is back to normal within a day of their cataract surgery.

In some cases, after cataract surgery, your vision could remain somewhat blurry for a couple of weeks. This isn’t unusual, so don’t worry. Just keep taking your eye drops and ensuring that you don’t rub or touch your eye, to allow it to heal properly and for your eye to adapt to the new intraocular lens that has been implanted in your eye to correct the cataracts.

Following on from your cataract surgery, if your vision is blurred due to your eye watering and being sticky, then you can bathe your eye to remove the build-up of sticky secretions that’s making your vision blurry. You’ll usually be provided with a pack of sterile swabs by your surgeon, for using when bathing your eye, boil some water to sterilise it, wait for it to cool enough to use comfortably, then use your sterile swabs to bathe your eye with the water. This should remove any gunk from your eye and help to reduce the blurring of your vision.

You can repeat this as often as is necessary, and your eye should stop watering within a few days to a week or so, as well.

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