The second reason why your vision might change is to do with the ligament, which holds the lens implant in place. In about 10% of patients, this ligament reacts to the lens implant. It’s not an adverse reaction; it merely thickens a little. The patient feels like they’re getting a very slight mistiness of the vision, or their reading vision isn’t as good as it was straight after the operation. And if that happens, it’s a condition called posterior capsular opacification. It is incredibly common and occurs in 10% of cataract operations.
Posterior capsular opacification is incredibly common and occurs in 10% of cataract surgery outcomes
Very simply, the lens implant can be polished using a laser. It’s not an operation. It’s an outpatient procedure performed during your consultation. We polish the lens with a special laser, and it takes two to three minutes to perform, and that restores you to where you were on the day after the surgery. So, to say that your vision will fade away or become dreadful again 10 to 15 years after cataract surgery is entirely untrue.
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