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how soon can you see after cataract surgery

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Many times flash lights, or photopsias, can occur from the way light hits the implant; however, they can also be a sign of a retinal problem. Call yo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
45 years experience LASIK Surgery
It depends: Everyone heals a bit differently and not every cataract is the same. Most cataract patients see very well by 1 week after their surgery. Your vision s ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
Worth a visit: You have needed cataract surgery at a relatively young age, any change in your vision i would have investigated.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Cataract : It's best to have a close follow up with optometrists that performed procedure to rule out any issues with placement.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 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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A male asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
45 years experience Ophthalmology
Visual : Visual recovery is usually rapid after cataract surgery. My patients are often able to return to work one or two days after their surgery, depending ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
>3-6 weeks.: From a physical standpoint most women are able to return to a not physically demanding work within 3 weeks after an uncomplicated cesarean section. Fr ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Mine is great!: See a trusted opthomologist.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: A lot depends on where the incision is located and how vigorous the masturbation. A scrotal incision may be prone to agitation resulting in pain. Try. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Check with your doc: While the wound may heal well enough to submerge it in water in a week or two, there are many factors here. It is best to seek more advice from your o ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: I think i would leave that up to the doctor who did the surgery because we don't know how difficult the surgery was or all the info on what was done. ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Grogan
24 years experience Family Medicine
Until vision loss: When vision is significantly impaired
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Next day : You can resume activities such as swimming the following day.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
First 2 weeks: Generally, an infection will develop within the first two weeks after surgery. There are exceptions of course, we have seen a few people develop infec ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Discussion: In this situation the surgeon is best to determine this because they know exactly what was performed. Many will not want extra weight on the cartilage ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: In most cases, patients are able to drive within 24-48 hours of cataract surgery. Not on the day of surgery itself, because sedatives are commonly use ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Lasik: You should be able to see improvement immediately after surgery and 90% of healing occurs in the first 24 hours. Most people are happy with their vis ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Brown
31 years experience Breast Surgery
Depends on why: Usually the beginning of the reconstructive process can take place at the time of mastectomy. If radiation will be needed, many plastic surgeons will ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience Ophthalmology
It depends: Depending on the type of retinal surgery it can take weeks to months for your eye to heal. Sometimes, you do not get all your vision back. Speak to ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: But best is to ask your surgeon, usually within 2-4 weeks.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
46 years experience Breast Surgery
3-4 weeks: Usually your drains are removed in about 1-2 weeks time. I would suggest waiting another 2 weeks to assure adeqaute healing before swimming. You may s ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
Unknown: Really depends on why you had the revision---if the central flap is clear--vision should return in just a week or two.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: Depends on your work. Usually within 1-2 weeks if your range of motion is nomal.

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