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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lehrer
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually not: Most of the time patients have very little discomfort after surgery. Sometimes there is occasional sensation like an eyelash in the eye.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Better Vision:): The first few days after surgery may be somewhat blurred, however, some patient see better immediately. Best vision may require a spectacle rx, depen ... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Little to none: With modern cataract surgery, most patients are comfortable after surgery. Most discomfort can be managed with over the counter pain meds like tyleno ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Typically yes. However, if you were given the lens called crystalens to replace the cataract, then some surgeons would not want you to read without us ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes. It is fine.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes: Yes. If you need a prescription after surgery, then contact lenses can be used.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 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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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes: Yes. As long as the patient is otherwise a good laser candidate, a patient may have laser vision correction after cataract surgery.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Cataract surgery does not cause dizziness. You should see a primary care doctor for evaluation of dizziness.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Excellent.: Assuming there is no other eye disease and the surgery goes well without complications, your vision should be close to 20/20.
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