After cataract surgery procedure

cataract surgery procedure

Can you Watch TV after Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure completed in less than one hour. Cataract surgery has a high success rate in improving your eyesight and should allow you to return to your normal activities, like driving, following a few weeks of recovery.

Your cataract surgery recovery begins immediately following your procedure. A light shield will be placed over your eye immediately after surgery to keep you from accidentally rubbing it. Most patients are able to go home within a few hours of the procedure. You will be required to have a friend or family member drive you home following surgery.

During your cataract surgery recovery, it’s normal to experience grittiness, watering, blurred vision, double vision and red or bloodshot eye. These side effects usually improve within a few days, but it can take 4 to 6 weeks to recover fully.

A common question among cataract patients is if they can watch TV after the procedure. Several hours following the surgery, most patients are able to watch some television or look at a computer screen for a short period of time. It’s important however that you don’t over-exert your eyes during the first 24 hours post-surgery.

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You can expect to return to most normal activities during the first week. If you work, how soon you can return will largely depend on your type of job and if you need new glasses. Following your surgeon’s instructions regarding what you should and should not do after your cataract surgery are important.

Several follow up appointments will be scheduled during your cataract surgery recovery time. A secondary cataract may develop during the first few months following cataract removal. This is a common complication following cataract removal and can be corrected with a painless procedure called a capsulotomy.

Within a month or two your vision should be clear, and your eyes should be comfortable. You will want to continue wearing sunglasses outdoors and consider wearing safety glasses while playing sports.

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10 common question about cataract surgery procedure

1Are you put to sleep when you have cataract surgery?
Yes, typically you are awake during cataract surgery. This eliminates risks associated with general anesthesia (being "put to sleep") and enables your cataract surgeon to communicate with you during your procedure.
2How painful is cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is thought to be painless for most patients, but for the few who report discomfort during surgery, ophthalmologists can take precautions to limit pain. ... Even with topical anesthetic eye drops, cataract surgery is not a completely painless procedure.
3How long does it take to recover from cataract surgery?
Often, complete healing occurs within eight weeks. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following: Vision loss.
4What kind of anesthesia is used for cataract surgery?
Anesthesia and Medication Commonly, cataract surgery is performed with topical anesthesia. This is accomplished by instilling a very strong numbing medication into the eye. It is usually accompanied by medication in the patient's arm intravenously to help him or her feel relaxed and comfortable.
5oes cataract surgery last a lifetime?
Typically, this lens lasts for a lifetime. About 95 percent of people report improved vision after the surgery. Your eye doctor can help you decide if cataract surgery is right for you. If it is, you may find you see and feel better afterwards.
6Do cataracts grow back?
Once a cataract is removed, it does not grow back. However, a clear membrane is left behind the IOL at the time of surgery. Over time, this membrane will haze, causing decreased vision and increased glare.
7Can I watch TV after cataract surgery?
We ask that you do not read or watch tv at all during the first day of your eye surgery. After that first day of surgery, you may use your eyes as much as you want. You may engage in non-strenuous activities. It is best if you do not rub or touch your eye or any eye covering that may have been applied.
8What is the first sign of cataracts?
Early Cataract Warning Signs Cloudy Vision – One of the most obvious signs of early-stage cataracts is the appearance of noticeable fuzzy spots in your field of vision. These spots typically start out as fairly small aberrations, but over time they will worsen, making daily activities harder than they were before.
9Do and don'ts after cataract surgery?
For a safe and speedy cataract surgery recovery, follow these tips: Don't drive on the first day. Don't do any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for a few weeks. Immediately after the procedure, avoid bending over, to prevent putting extra pressure on your eye.
10Does cataract surgery improve night vision?
Yes — almost always, cataract surgery will improve your night vision for driving, walking and any other activities in low light. ... Removing your cataract and replacing it with a crystal-clear intraocular lens (IOL) typically will result in a dramatic improvement in the clarity and quality of your vision.

2 Comments

  1. Sayed Walid says:

    umma had had she eyes cataractd I mean surguried wahid without our I no idie wat doctor tell she I need know wat I do to she tak cer? sergery was week befor she 58 is.

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      اHello dear. This is Iranian Surgery and we are happy to give you information. Indeed, reading your comment was hard and we suggest you contact our Arabic consultant about cataract surgery in Iran and your dear mother. You do not need to worry. After cataract surgery, you should expect her vision to begin improving in a couple of days. Her vision could be blurry at first as her eyes heal and adjust themselves after the procedure. Sometimes you may find that colors seem brighter to her after the surgery because she is looking through a new and more clear lens. Patients usually see well a few days after cataract surgery, but you must know that complete healing can take three months. While you take care of her, make sure she does not wear eye makeup for a month. Traveling with an airplane is also not recorded for those who have just had cataract surgery. Be sure she sneezes not so harshly or vomits after surgery and to avoid pressure increase she should not bend over or keep her head downward.

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