What Are the Side Effects of Lens Implant Surgery?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 4, 2020 11:58:19 PM ET

Possible side effects immediately following lens implant surgery include light sensitivity, a feeling that something is in the eye, hazy vision and bloodshot eyes, and long-term risks include vision loss, vision abnormalities in low-light situations, increased pressure inside the eye, clouding of the cornea or natural lens, and retinal detachment, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Short-term symptoms typically diminish over the four-week period following surgery. Infection is a possible side effect of any surgical procedure.