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How long will it take my eye to heal after cataract surgery so i can do the other one?

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Dr. Victor Bello answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

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, bilateral cataract surgery in one setting. What precluded this in the past is the remote possibility of an infection in one eye, that could conceivably affect both eyes.

Answered Aug 19, 2020

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Dr. Michael Ham answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

I usually proceed with the second eye 1-4 weeks after the first, as long as the eye is healing well and the patient is happy!

Answered Mar 8, 2018

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Dr. Jay Bradley answered

Specializes in Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery

Most patients are healed and doing well quickly so they can have there second eye done within1-2 weeks of their first eye.

Answered Mar 8, 2018

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