Frequently Asked Questions About Phakic IOL

Efficacy

Q How long will it take for vision to stabilize after phakic IOL surgery?
A Your vision may become hazy on the day of surgery due to some inflammation and the drugs used during the surgery. Although vision generally becomes better within approximately a few days to one week, normal vision may take anywhere from approximately one to three months to stabilize, depending on the individual. Additionally, the incision made to allow lens insertion may result in temporary astigmatism. Therefore, you may not be able to see well for two to three weeks after the surgery.

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Q To what extent can one expect his or her visual acuity to recover after phakic IOL surgery?
A A visual acuity close to the preoperative corrected visual acuity (glasses- or contact lens-aided vision) can be expected, although it may be slightly lower in some cases.

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Q How long could visual acuity be maintained?
A Physiologically, the progression of nearsightedness or astigmatism cannot be stopped. Your visual acuity may deteriorate despite receiving phakic IOL procedure, but it will not deteriorate below what it was before phakic IOL procedure.

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