Can the cornea get swollen from cataract surgery?


Yes! Swelling of the cornea, also known as "corneal edema" is very common after cataract surgery. This possible side effect of cataract surgery is most common in those 50 years of age or older.

Some early symptoms of cornea swelling are:

- Seeing increase halos around lights (especially at night).

- Increased sensitivity to light.

- Blurred vision. Especially in the morning hours.

If you are experiencing this, please see a specialist to make sure that it is not a sign of a serious issue that needs to be addressed.

Updated on April 11, 2018

Original Article:

What to Expect After Cataract Surgery
By Kate Swanson