Will I Be Able to See Better at Night After Refractive Cataract Surgery?

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Cataracts are a natural part of aging but cause cloudy or impaired vision. Refractive cataract surgery at Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center can remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear one using top-of-the-line tools and techniques. Premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) may reduce your dependence on glasses and help you see better at night.

Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Young H. Choi is an expert in cataract surgery and has helped many patients in Birmingham, AL through this life-changing procedure. If you have cataracts and are considering solutions, call now to schedule an appointment and learn about our options for IOLs.

What causes poor night vision?

Poor night vision means it is hard to see clearly in low-light conditions. You may have trouble driving at night or reading in dim lighting. Some activities become more dangerous and must be avoided altogether. If you have poor night vision, it may be time to consider meeting with a trained ophthalmologist like Dr. Choi for an evaluation.

Many factors contribute to poor night vision, including age, cataracts, or a refractive error. We will work with you to identify the underlying cause of the issue and develop a treatment plan to improve your eyesight.

What is an intraocular lens?

An intraocular lens is a small, clear disc that replaces the eye’s natural lens during cataract surgery. IOLs are made of various materials and come in many shapes and sizes to achieve different vision goals. Dr. Choi offers the following lenses at our office:

  • Toric: Manage astigmatism, a refractive error that causes blurry vision at all distances.
  • Multifocal: Focus light at multiple distances (near, intermediate, and far) to reduce your dependence on glasses or contacts.
  • Monofocal: Correct vision at one distance so patients can see clearly.
  • Trifocal: Improve distance, intermediate, and near vision through this multifocal lens.
  • Trifocal toric: Reduce severe astigmatism and your risk of halos, flashes, and glares after surgery.

While traditional IOLs reverse cloudy vision due to cataracts, premium lenses allow you to see even better than before. Dr. Choi can recommend the best intraocular lens possible based on a comprehensive eye exam and discussion of your eye health in Birmingham, AL.

Will I see better at night after refractive cataract surgery?

Side effects like poor night vision, halos, or glares around bright lights are possible after refractive cataract surgery. However, these sensations are normal and dissipate as your eyes recover and adjust to the new lenses. Dr. Choi can review all possible side effects and risks of intraocular lenses during an initial evaluation.

The good news is premium IOLs may help you see better than before, including at night. Many people who receive trifocal or multifocal lenses, for example, report excellent vision quality with minimal side effects. Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center can provide guidance through every step of the process.

Learn about premium IOLs

Poor night vision makes it hard to perform everyday tasks and enjoy life to the fullest. If you are considering refractive cataract surgery with intraocular lens replacement in Birmingham, AL, call Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center for an appointment with board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Young H. Choi. We offer a full range of IOLs to help people of all needs and backgrounds.

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