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Does inflammation (swelling) cause hazy vision and glare after cataract surgery?
Yes, it can. Inflammation can occasionally be associated with swelling in the macula (small area in back of eye responsible for detailed central vision). It can also be responsible or associated with clouding and swelling of the cornea (clear front window of the eye). Even if you don't have swelling of the cornea or macula, inflammation can cause hazy vision and glare. The treatment is to attempt to identify the cause of the inflammation, if one can be found, and treat that and also to treat the inflammation with anti-inflammatory drops.
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