When will you see cataract surgery results and how long will they last?

In this video, Dr. Erik Chotiner explains when you will see cataract surgery results and how long they will last.

How quickly you see results varies from patient to patient depending on how significant the cataract is and how quickly their eye naturally recovers. Some patients see a difference in their vision right after the surgery in the recovery room. Most patients will be seeing better the next morning. The vision continues to improve over the first several weeks after surgery.

The results of cataract surgery are designed to last for a lifetime. The lens implants and their optical performance are manufactured to far outlast our lifetime. However, suppose a patient develops a problem later in life in their retina or in another part of their eye. In that case, the quality of vision may be affected.

We can guarantee that the lens implant will stay pristine for the rest of your life. Still, our optical system also includes the cornea, retina and optic nerve, which may be affected by other conditions. The lens implant will continue to give you great vision forever.

Should you like to learn more about cataract surgery, premium cataract surgery, or refractive lens exchange, I invite you to book a virtual appointment to discuss your options further. You can also give us a call at our office. We’d be happy to book you an appointment to examine your eye thoroughly to give you the best diagnosis and recommendation.

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I was well taken care of. They took good care of my things. Dr. Erik Chotiner did an excellent job. I am so happy to see quite clearly with my eye that has macular degeneration.
Very happy with all the staff, from check in, check out and nursing in pre op. Amazing. Very clean facility. Dr. Chotiner is so efficient and fast. Would recommend him to everyone.
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Excellent care and personal attention are provided at Memorial Eye. Hats off to Dr. E. Chotiner, nurses and staff for making my experience there so great!
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Service is very complete and professional. Dr. Erik Chotiner was very friendly and able to answer all of my questions. I am very pleased with service and will recommend.
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Dr. Bennett Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.


Dr. Bennett Chotiner is the founder and medical director of Memorial Eye Institute. A noted innovator, in 1977 he established his clinical practice, the Pennsylvania Eye Associates. In 1984, he established the Pennsylvania Eye Surgery Center, Pennsylvania’s first …

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Dr. Erik A Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.


Erik Chotiner, M.D. diagnoses and treats a wide range of medical eye conditions. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. Dr. Chotiner attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he received multiple awards including the Physiology Prize for …

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