Recovery times for this type of surgery vary but typically take between three to four days. It is normal for you to experience blurred vision and glare during this time, along with sensitivity and discomfort in your eye, but this will only last a few days. You will be given antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drops to help with this.
You should be able to return to work a few days after the operation and will be able to drive after your consultant has confirmed your vision meets the standard in your follow-up appointment. Following recovery, you will benefit from improved focus, reduced glare and clearer distinction between colours.
How safe is lens replacement surgery?
Lens replacement surgery is one of the safest and most common procedures in the world, with more than 3 million surgeries being carried out each year in Europe alone.
However, as is the case with all operations, there are risks involved. Complications are rare and most can be successfully treated with medication or a follow-up procedure. Your specialist consultant eye surgeon will discuss the risks with you during your initial consultation.
How successful is lens replacement surgery?
There is a high success rate with lens replacement surgery, with 95% of patients achieving vision of driving standard or better following the procedure.