Users' questions

Can you use artificial tears right after cataract surgery?

Can you use artificial tears right after cataract surgery?

If you experience these symptoms, or have a known dry eye tendency, you should consider using artificial tears liberally for the first few months after cataract surgery to improve comfort. Typically, most patients find relief by using artificial tears 3 – 4 times daily.

How many days rest is needed after cataract surgery?

Most people see better 1 to 3 days after surgery. But it could take 3 to 10 weeks to get the full benefits of surgery and to see as clearly as possible. Your doctor may send you home with a bandage, patch, or clear shield on your eye. This will keep you from rubbing your eye.

How long after cataract surgery can I sleep on my side?

Cataract surgery should not affect how you sleep, aside from wearing the protective eye shield to avoid rubbing the eye. Rubbing your eye or even water splashing in your eye can aggravate the chances of infection. You may also want to avoid sleeping on the side of the operated eye for the first 24 hours.

What happens to my artificial lens after cataract surgery?

Sometimes the capsule that holds the artificial lens becomes cloudy after cataract surgery. This can affect your vision. An eye doctor can use a laser to make the lens capsule clear again.

What should I avoid doing after cataract surgery?

Here are 9 interesting things your eyes reveal about your health. Avoid driving for at least 24 hours after the surgery as it might strain the eye. Stay away from practising any strenuous physical activity, especially bending and lifting heavy weight or gymming for few days.

When do you need glasses after cataract surgery?

After cataract surgery, most people will need glasses. Since surgery can change vision, your doctor will wait until your eyes are completely healed before writing a new prescription, which can take up to eight weeks following surgery.

Do you have to take eye drops after cataract surgery?

Dr Rajesh Mishra, Consultant, Cataract and Glaucoma Clinic, Advanced Eye hospital, Vashi shares some tips that everyone must follow after cataract surgery. Don t forget to take your eye drops as scheduled and recommended by your ophthalmologist to prevent eye problems like itching or watering.