Glare and halos after laser eye surgery and lens replacement surgery

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So you have had surgery but find that you are having issues with your night vision. 

Common problems that can develop after laser and lens replacement surgery are glare or halos.


Glares and Halos: Why can’t I see at night time?

For you to be able to see, light is very important. However, it can also be the cause of vision problems such as halos or glare.

Halos are bright circles that surround a light source whilst glare is the light that enters your eye and interferes with your vision.

Have you ever tried to see in bright light and then your eyes tear up? 

This is due to glare.

They temporarily affect your vision after laser and lens replacement surgery. This is likely to take place at night in low light conditions which appear as bright circles around light sources (similar to headlights or street lamps).


Should I be worried

Having halos are actually a healthy sign after laser eye surgery and lens replacement surgery. Having them shoes that the eye is in the recovery process. Therefore, every patient is expected to experience glare regardless of prescription and age.

There have been many advancements in the technology used for laser and lens replacement surgery. This, therefore, leaves the risk of glare and halos to be very low. 

Whilst there can be an increased risk of glare and halos for patients with higher prescriptions or large pupils, assessments are done before surgery. (important step). Mr Hove will discuss this all prior to surgery. 


Find out more

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Mr Hove is happy to answer all of your questions so feel free to contact him today. 

Click here for more information on laser eye surgery and here for lens replacement surgery.


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