What To Expect After Cataract Surgery
There are a few key things to understand regarding the recovery from cataract surgery.
Jan 14, 2016
the actual surgery itself takes little time to complete – and to recover from. In fact, the surgery
takes about ten minutes in order to complete. Afterwards, a few recovery steps will need to take
fully prepared for the procedure and what follows it. There are a few key things to understand
regarding the recovery from cataract surgery.
medication wears off. Normally you can expect to spend between thirty minutes and an
hour in this recovery room.
glasses protect your eyes from bright lights and ensure that they aren't damaged.
won’t perform the surgery unless you have someone present to help.
eye shield just a few hours after having the procedure done. However, it’s usually a good
idea to replace the shield during sleep so you don’t damage your eye overnight. This will
be required for a few days after the procedure.
having clear vision after a few hours. In other cases, one to two weeks will pass before
your vision is completely improved.
will pass over time. If you received an anesthetic injection, there may be some bruising underneath the eye
which will fade after a few days.
surgery to ensure everything is healing properly.
That’s really the extent of what to expect after cataract surgery. The recovery times are short and
you’ll have your vision back before you know it, making this a procedure worth pursuing for
anyone dealing with cataract problems.