The proper medical name for double vision after cataract surgery is diplopia. Ironically, diplopia can also occur prior to the procedure being performed. This side effect might mean that a surgical revision has to be made at a future date, or it can simply be something that passes after a short period.
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Cataract surgery itself is pretty safe for patients when they are in a good state of health. However, cataract surgery side effects usually occur when the person having the surgery performed on has an underlying medical condition. Complications can range from the mild and barely noticeable to issues as serious as heart attack or stroke.
One general rule of thumb that should be followed when a patient is in the middle of cataract surgery recovery is to allow enough time to pass to accurately measure the results. Complications can occur with virtually any surgical procedure, but a great many of these complications could probably be avoided if the patient follows [...]
Before you get transported to the operating room, you should know what every step of the cataract surgery procedure entails. While you will not know what is going on around you, educating yourself on post cataract surgery steps and standard operating room procedures should help you to be a little more comfortable.