To answer this question, no. It is impossible for cataracts to grow back once removed. However, it is possible, as we’ve just learned, for the posterior lens to become cloudy post-surgery.
Regarding secondary cataract surgery, once the YAG capsulotomy has been undergone, the ‘cloudiness’ in the lens is permanently corrected. This is due to the special nature of the laser used in the procedure.
We here at the New Jersey Eye Center recommend that you get lots of rest and avoid any strenuous activities during the recovery process. In addition, bright lights should be avoided as much as possible to speed up the recovery process.
Usually, cataract surgeries have a short recovery time, so long as you’re not affected by any other eye diseases.
Sunglasses are recommended for the recovery process, as they are for many eye conditions. Sunglasses will reduce the amount of strain on your eye, aiding recovery.
It is essential that you maintain your annual eye appointments to detect any underlying issues. You’ll also be able to get a comprehensive overview of your eyesight and whether you’ll need any eyecare accessories such as glasses or contacts.
Here at the New Jersey Eye Center in Bergenfield, NJ, we want to make sure that you see the world through the perfect set of lenses. If you suspect that yourself or a loved one is suffering from secondary cataracts, please make an appointment or walk in to see us.