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  • How long does it take to recover full vision after cataract surgery?


    My father who is 80 years old underwent cataract surgery. The IOL used was multifocal. It’s almost one and a half months since the operation and he still says the vision is not clear and there is a thin smoke layer. The doctor had said that since the cataract was harder the operation was fine but there was a swelling and once that is reduced you will get better vision. Is it the right analysis and how long does it take to recover full vision?


    Without examining your dad, I cannot say for certain if this is the correct analysis. However, it is certainly possible that there is persisting swelling, and that this is affecting your father's vision. I do know that in most cases, if the swelling is going to resolve, it will do so within a few months of surgery.

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