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How long after cataract surgery can I drive

A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
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
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
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
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Neither: The lens is secured inside the membrane that surrounded the natural lens of the eye, where the cataract grew. It is very rare for the lens to shift. B... Read More
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: It is uncommon for the new lens to slip. With today's surgery, most all lenses are not sutured. They are placed in the bag (capsule) that held your ... Read More
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Lens slip?: The lens implant rarely moves after implantation. It is placed in the sack in the eye which previously held the cataract so it is not stitched in pla... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Limited activity: After cataract surgery usually 7-10 days. But ask your cataract surgeon what he prefers.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Talk to eye doctor: I don't think one needs to refrain from sexual activity for more than a few days but your eye doctor can give you a better answer. However if you pla... Read More
Dr. Douglas Liva
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Soon: As long as the sexual activity doesn't lead to sweat entering the eye or involve any external pressure on the eye resuming sexual activity can be resu... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stan Coleman
Ophthalmology 64 years experience
Endophthalmitis: The timing of all necessary further treatment is up to the ophthmologist who did the surgery and he will decide if others are needed in consultation.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Complex: This depends on what goals you have with your surgery. Your ophthalmologist should discuss the options, benefits and limitations of the available len... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Vision & Catarac: Vision usually decreases with cataract formation; Depending on pre-operative risk factors (ie, hypertension, diabetes, pseudoexfoliation, trauma, etc)... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Depends: Arcs of light after cataract surgery can be related to the lens implant or the vitreous gel of the eye. Please see your eye surgeon for a proper diag... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Yes. If you need a prescription after surgery, then contact lenses can be used.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Yes. As long as the patient is otherwise a good laser candidate, a patient may have laser vision correction after cataract surgery.