Is It Necessary to Wear Glasses After Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is one of the indispensable surgical procedures for cataract patients to regain their vision. With the surgical intervention, it is ensured that the opacified and lost lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens that will restore vision. When it comes to lens replacement, there are many parts that arouse curiosity in patients. One of these is the question “Is it necessary to wear glasses after cataract surgery?”.

Whether you wear glasses before the operation or not, the answer to this question is obvious. Let’s not make you more curious and let’s move on to the answer to the question.

Is It Necessary to Wear Glasses After Cataract?

What affects the situation here is the patient’s eye structure, visual defects before surgery and most of all the characteristics of the preferred lens. Let us emphasize once again that the lenses to be preferred will be shown as the main factor.

Monofocal lenses, which were mostly preferred in the past years without paying much attention to the patient’s eye defect, could cause the patient to have to wear glasses after surgery. To give another similar example, the use of astigmatism-free lenses for a patient with astigmatism also creates the necessity to wear glasses.

Is It Necessary to Wear Glasses After Cataract Surgery

On the other hand, the use of multifocal lenses developed with new technologies eliminates the necessity to wear glasses after cataract. Of course, it should not be forgotten that the condition of the patient’s eye also has an effect here. Additional eye conditions and different disorders in the eye may cause the use of glasses after surgery.

The best step would be to consult a specialist doctor before surgery. With the eye examination, the best lens for your eyes will be selected, the most ideal treatment method for your eye defects will be determined and thus the possibility of glasses after surgery will be minimized.

Assoc. Prof. Aylin Kılıç

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