The morning after their surgeries, patients are tested on how well their vision has recovered. This is a moment of everyone’s great expectation.
Most patients should be able to see quite well, at least 6 meters or better, but they often feel dizzy and nauseating. Sometimes, what they see can be a bit distorted in shape and size. They need some time to get adjusted after years in blindness. It is like after a few hours on a boat, we often feel we are still floating even when we are back on shore. It takes time for them to reconnect the communication between their brain and eyes.
Their vision will continue to improve over the next days and weeks. A month after surgery, our team returns to check on the patients, typically, their vision would have recovered very well and many may even have perfect vision, known as vision 2020.