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I had cataract surgery today. Is it normal that everything looks pink out of that eye? It’s like there is a red light in the house and everything looks like it has a pink glow.

Yes, it is normal to see a red color or hue after surgery to remove a cloudy lens, or cataract. Initially, your vision may have a red hue that progresses to pink, then gray and then your vision returns to normal. The cause is a result of light from the operating microscope bleaching out your retina cells and you are seeing the after image which is red in color. It should disappear in a few days.

Answered by: Robert Melendez, MDDr. Robert Melendez

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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