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Precautions after cataract surgery

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lehrer
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Usually not: Most of the time patients have very little discomfort after surgery. Sometimes there is occasional sensation like an eyelash in the eye.
Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Painless: Cataract surgery is painless for most patients. Some people my have a mild foreign body sensation like an eyelash in the eye for the first few hours a... Read More
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No Pain: What you may feel is some discomfort right after the procedure. The next day vision will start getting better.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
After surgery: Typically after surgery, the day of surgery the eye may be a bit scratchy and a little red. The vision may fluctuate from very blurry to very clear, ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
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
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 9 years experience
None: A little scratchiness is to be expected, nothing more.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Pain after surgery: Usually takes 2-3 days for pain to subside after cataract surgery in most cases; sometimes it can take longer if limbal relaxing incisions were create... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Yes. It is fine.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Absolutely: We frequently do lasik after cataract surgery to improve vision without glasses.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: It really depends on your surgeon and the surgical technique. I use no stitches and usually advise my patients that they cannot go swimming for two w... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Usually: Astigmatism or irregular corneal surface. If a retro bulbar infection for anesthesia is done this may cause some short term diplopia.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: There is no known problem from computer use after cataract surgery. If prolonged, anyone may experience temporary eye fatigue and/or dryness. Focuse... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Glasses: Cataract surgery should clear the cloudiness. If you still have cloudy vision after cataract surgery then you either need glasses or something else i... Read More

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