You might be surprised at how good you feel and how easily you will be able to resume normal activities even the day after cataract surgery. However, you should observe a few precautions during the first week or so, to make sure you avoid developing an infection or sustaining an injury to your eye while it heals.
Your eye doctor typically will prescribe antibiotic eye drops to prevent infection and anti-inflammatory eye drops to help reduce any internal inflammation. You’ll need to apply the eye drops several times daily for about the first week during your cataract surgery recovery.
Depending on the amount of postoperative inflammation you have, you may need the drops for a few weeks to a month. Make sure you use these eye drops exactly as prescribed.
Oral pain relievers such as acetaminophen may be prescribed, if needed. Typically, however, you should feel only slight discomfort after cataract surgery. For a safe and speedy cataract surgery recovery, follow these tips:
For the best cataract surgery recovery possible, follow your doctor’s detailed instructions about how to protect your eye following your procedure. Usually these instructions will be given to you as a handout that you can take home with you on surgery day. These guidelines may include:
If you need cataract surgery in both eyes, your surgeon usually will wait at least one week to two weeks for your first eye to recover before performing a procedure on the second eye.
When people refer to 10/10 vision or pilot-vision, they are talking about visual acuity and sharpness of sight. The first number refers to what you can see clearly at 10 feet away.
Pilot vision or supervision refers to eye vision that is better than 10/10. Although conventional cataract surgery, such as phaco, improves vision in patients, New methods of cataract surgery, which are used by Dr. Adib Moghaddam, can create a pilot vision in a significant proportion of patients. It is therefore suitable for people who seek to achieve vision beyond the standard.