I have been in good health, taking no medication, was near-sighted, and had no other eye problems . I had cataract surgery on the left eye 6 weeks ago. I was not given any information about lens, and didn't know what questions to ask, just expected that my vision would be like it was before the cataracts . That has not happened. Everything is still blurry with that eye, it doesn't focus well either near or far. I have to cover it when reading. The right eye still has a cataract, but it sees much better than the left one. I don't think I want to have the right eye done. The doctor says I'm doing fine, that it will just take time, but it seems like forever already. And I'm really tired all the time.
I've had poor vision since childhood. Most recent myopia correction was -8. I also have keratoconus related astigmatism. I had reduced contrast caused by the cataracts . The procedure of cataract surgery I would call uneventful and without significant trauma . I chose to have it done without sedation and relied on mental preparation. It was creepy certainly but neither frightening nor painful. Now it is one month since first eye, two weeks since second. In first, myopia is near fully corrected, second about 90 percent. Contrast improved. Astigmatism remains as expected. In spite of that I can see well enough to drive without glasses and have functional uncorrected vision for the first time in over 50 years. A continuing oddity in the first eye is a consistent angle light flare from points of bright light, most noticeable at night. For this I've not been able to get an explanation of cause nor a prognosis.
A capsulotomy (rarely known as cystotomy) is a procedure to open a portion of the lens capsule, using an instrument called a cystotome .  An anterior capsulotomy refers to the opening of the front portion of the lens capsule, whereas a posterior capsulotomy refers to the opening of the back portion of the lens capsule. In phacoemulsification, the surgeon performs an anterior continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis , to create a round and smooth opening through which the lens nucleus can be emulsified and the intraocular lens implant inserted.