How soon will my vision improve after cataract surgery?

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  • AWayne Bizer, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart
    There are many factors that go into the final visual result of cataract surgery. Some people experience a very rapid recovery of their vision, and others may take a few weeks or more to achieve their best post-operative vision.
  • ALaura Fine, MD, Ophthalmology, answered
    Vision usually improves rapidly (within a few days) following cataract surgery. For some, vision may be excellent within hours. For others, it may take several days or even a few weeks to return to normal. This longer interval does not necessarily indicate any complication or failure of the surgery.
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