When will my vision be normal again?
You can quickly return to many everyday activities, but your vision may be blurry. The operated eye needs time to heal. During the healing process the eye changes shape, and because of the cost of a new lens, it is best to wait at least six weeks before getting a new prescription for your glasses. Ask your doctor when you can resume driving.
If you just received an IOL, you may notice that colors are very bright or have a blue tinge. Also, if you've been in bright sunlight, everything may be reddish for a few hours. If you see these color tinges, it is because your lens is clear and no longer cloudy. Within a few months after receiving an IOL, these colors should go away.
What is a YAG Laser Capsulotomy?
The natural lens has a cellophane-like outer lining called the capsule. During cataract surgery the back membrane of the natural lens (posterior capsule) is left in place to support the artificial lens implant. The posterior capsule is normally clear, however, 3 out of 4 people who have cataract surgery will eventually develop a wrinkling or cloudiness of this membrane.