cataract surgery, your eye may be somewhat red or irritated
and may have a slight discharge for a short time. This
is normal. Pain is not normal and should be reported
immediately to your doctor. Blurred vision is also
common right after surgery. As your eye heals, vision
improves gradually. When the eye has healed
satisfactorily, your doctor will prescribe new
glasses. Although your new lens implant corrects much
of the vision, reading glasses or bifocals are usually
needed to obtain the best possible vision after
surgery. These are usually prescribed within one month after surgery.
Regular visits to your doctor are very important after
cataract surgery, Your doctor will be looking for
signs of infection or other problems, If you should
notice a sudden change in your vision or severe eye pain,
notify your doctor immediately and do not wait for your next
Your doctor will prescribe eye drops and will probably
recommend that a protective shield be taped over the eye
when you sleep to avoid accidental injury.
The doctor may recommend some safety precautions after
surgery to help prevent problems. Many patients find
that wearing sunglasses after surgery is more
comfortable. Is is very important to avoid rubbing the
eye after surgery so that the eye can heal without injury.
You can bathe and shower normally, but you should avoid
getting soapy water in your eye, And finally, for a
short time after surgery, you should not lift heavy
objects. Your doctor will advise you when these safety
precautions are no longer necessary.
If you have any additional questions, please call us, or
refer to your post-operative instruction sheet.
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