It can also be associated with decreased tear production in the eyes or swelling of the eye in patients lying on their stomach during surgery.
In a study of 671 patients undergoing non-eye surgeries, about one in 25 patients reported a new onset of blurred vision lasting at least three days after surgery.
Can anesthesia cause eye problems?
Damage caused during surgery to the eye itself or associated with anaesthesia for eye surgery is not described here. The cornea is one of the outer clear layers of the eye. An abrasion is a tear or graze of this layer. The abrasion can cause pain, blurred vision and considerable irritation for a few days.
Can vision change after cataract surgery?
No, your vision generally doesn’t deteriorate after cataract surgery unless other problems arise, such as macular degeneration or glaucoma. This can affect your vision. An eye doctor can use a laser to make the lens capsule clear again.
Why do they tape your eyes for surgery?
During general anesthesia, eyes need protection either by tape or ointment to avoid corneal injuries. Several approaches have been used to ensure that the eyelids remain closed, such as passive closure, hypoallergenic tape, eye patches, saline-soaked pads, and suturing.
How long does it take for my vision to stabilize after cataract surgery?
This, too, should fade within a few days. Many patients report clear vision within several hours after cataract surgery. But each person heals differently, and you may need as long as a week or two before you see images in their sharpest focus.