Corneal swelling (edema) after cataract surgery is a common occurrence and usually resolves within 2-3 days. Vision is blurry due to this edema, but also clears up as the swelling gets better. It is very important to stay on the prescribed eye drops and protect your eyes from infection and injury.
In patients who have cataract surgery in both eyes, one eye will often heal faster than the other eye. I have seen severe corneal edema on day 1 after surgery, causing very blurry vision, redness, and discomfort. I have also seen mild to no corneal edema, and vision is very clear. This should clear inContinue reading “Corneal Edema after Cataract Surgery”