Rarely, a retinal detachment can occur after cataract surgery. This may happen months or even years after the
cataract has been removed. Floaters or flashes of light can sometimes be a warning sign of a retinal detachment and
should be reported to your eye doctor as soon as possible. The sooner a retinal detachment is diagnosed and
treated, the better potential for restoring your vision.
If you had swelling in the cornea that has cleared and you still have blurry vision then you
may just need to be fit with a new eyeglass prescription. Even though your cataract was replaced with a
prescription intraocular lens implant, you may still require an eyeglass prescription to see your best after
cataract surgery. Most eye surgeons wait about a month for you eye to heal before checking you for a new