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Eye Health and Cataract Surgery

How Soon Will My Vision Improve After Cataract Surgery?

Vision is usually improved the day after cataract surgery. Maximum improvement is usually achieved when new glasses are prescribed, about a month after cataract surgery. Be sure to use all medications as prescribed to help make sure you have the best possible results.

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Cataract Surgery?

Clouding of the lining of the lens may occur months or years after cataract surgery. In this case, an office procedure using a laser can open a small hole to restore normal vision. Lens implants are permanent and ordinarily do not need to be replaced. They are good for the life of the patient.

Will Insurance Cover the Cost of Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is usually covered by Medicare and health insurance.

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Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD on September 09, 2012

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