How soon will my vision improve after cataract surgery?

Laura C. Fine, MD
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.
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.

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