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how long after cataract surgery can i drive

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Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
Most : Most patients are able to see well enough to drive within 1 day of their cataract surgery. There can be exceptions. For example, a patient with a str ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Driving: Returning to driving your personal vehicle depends on the vision on your fellow eye and how quickly your vision returns as you heal allowing you to fe ... Read More
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Dr. William Dieck
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe the next day: The true answer depends on the vison in your non operative eye, the day one post op vision in the surgical eye, and your level of visual comfort. Ma ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Best vision : You will know fairly quickly after surgery that your vision has improved, but it takes up to four weeks or longer to get your final best vision.
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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually 1 month: Although visual recovery may occur sooner we usually give patients a month to achieve full visual recovery.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Postop vision: Vision should be stable by 1-2 weeks but glasses prescription usually checked at 1 month since it can fluctuate early on.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
A couple of days: Unlike older types of eye surgery, modern cataract surgery does not set limitations on activities such as flying. Altitude changes do not adversely af ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
No restriction.: No flying restrictions. But you need follow up with your doctor and if complications develop in the first week, you want someone you trust to help car ... Read More
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
No restriction: As long as no gas was placed at the tine of your cataract surgery (which would be rare) then there is no restriction on flying postoperatively.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
2 weeks: I recommend 2 weeks after cataract surgery before restarting mascara use.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: This is not my specialty - but I have seen scores of patients as they came and went from the hospital for cataract surgeries. The ophthalmologist pro ... Read More
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Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
The : The lens implant that is placed in the eye with cataract surgery should reduce or eliminate the need for optical correction after surgery. While it i ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Short term: Almost all cataract surgery is done under local; the eye protection is to cover the eye during the period when the anesthetic is still in effect to p ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
Cataract : Cataract surgery should rapidly restore your vision. It may be possible to see well without eyeglasses, if you are a good candidate for a multifocal ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bello
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Healing after cat Sg: Typically 2 to 3 weeks surgery in the other eye can be done as early as 3 days after the first one. There has been recent efforts to consider, bilat ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Varies: Biological response to surgery varies but swelling of the tissue lasting more than 2-4 days after cataract surgery is unusual and requires evaluation. ... Read More
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