Although each patient’s recovery following Custom Cataract Surgery is unique, the final outcome–clear vision and greater independence from visual issues–should be the same. The first part of the healing process after a refractive lens exchange usually lasts a week. The majority of the patient’s daily activities should be resumed at this stage.
Most patients will instantly realize after having eye surgery that their eyesight is better than it was before the procedure. They will still have dilated pupils, however, which will cause some degree of visual blur. There should be a visible improvement in eyesight when the pupil returns back to normal size. The surgery should have improved the patient’s visual acuity, and within 24 hours your distance vision should be normal. Reading vision and upclose focus often takes longer to improve, but with a multifocal IOL reading vision should get sharper in three to five days. You might notice halos around lights during the first few months of the healing phase.
The patient should make a follow-up visit with the eye surgeons approximately a week following the eye operation. The eye will be examined to check on the eye’s healing and make sure the vision correction was satisfactory. A final one-month appointment will be planned if everything seems to be going well to ensure that eyesight has stabilized and that the prescription eye-drop therapy has finished working. If the patient’s second eye is being operated on at a different time, this procedure will take place on the same schedule.