PUPIL SIZE AND CATARACT SURGERY

Since cataracts are located just behind your pupil, the size of your pupils is an important factor in the success of cataract surgery. Our experienced Kansas City cataract surgeons will use eyedrops to dilate your pupils before the procedure. Once dilated, we will be able to see the clouded natural lens and other structures within your eye in greater detail, allowing us to safely remove your cataracts.

Once your cataracts have been removed, we will re-constrict your pupils using another type of eyedrop, since your new intraocular lens (IOL) will be implanted in front of your pupil and iris. Depending on the type of IOL you have implanted, your pupils may remain dilated for a week or more after cataract surgery. During this time, you will need to use pupil-constricting eye drops until your pupils return to their normal size.

As your pupils start to naturally constrict again and your eyes adjust to the IOL, your vision will become gradually clearer. Some people have excellent vision immediately after surgery, while others may need to wait for their temporary blurry vision to dissipate.

If you have further questions about cataract surgery, please contact Silverstein Eye Centers today to schedule your initial consultation with one of our experienced Kansas City cataract surgeons.

Posted April 25, 2013 by Silverstein Eye Centers