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Doctor insights on: How Long Before You Can Use Mascara After Cataract Surgery

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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How long before flying after cataract surgery?

How long before flying after cataract surgery?

No restriction: As long as no gas was placed at the tine of your cataract surgery (which would be rare) then there is no restriction on flying postoperatively. ...Read more

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How long after cataract surgery before you can determine how corrected your vision is?

How long after cataract surgery before you can determine how corrected your vision is?

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. ...Read more

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Can you wear contacts lenses after cataract surgery? I have always worn contact lenses instead of glasses. After my cataract surgery, will I be able to wear contact lenses? If so, how long do I need to wait after my surgery to begin wearing them again?

Easy answer-yes: I would hope that your cataract surgery corrected your distance vision, or both distance and near vision with the intraocular implant placed in your eye durung surgery. There would be no need for contacts post operatively. If you needed an additional correction after cataract surgery, contact lenses could be used about 6 to 8 weeks post op. ...Read more

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After cataract surgery, how long do I need to wait before I can drive? I am semi-retired, 64 years old and a school bus driver part of the year. I'm preparing to have cataract surgery. How long after my surgery should I wait before it is safe for me to go

After cataract surgery, how long do I need to wait before I can drive? I am semi-retired, 64 years old and a school bus driver part of the year. I'm preparing to have cataract surgery. How long after my surgery should I wait before it is safe for me to go

Discuss with doc: You should discuss this with your surgeon. Your vision should recover very quickly after cataract surgery unless there are special circumstances. Most patients can drive almost immediately, however, there can be some challenges using both eyes together if the un-operated eye has a high prescription. ...Read more

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After cataract surgery how long to use the eye protection?

Short term: Almost all cataract surgery is done under local; the eye protection is to cover the eye during the period when the anesthetic is still in effect to prevent accidentally poking the eye. It is not used to promote healing. By the next day after surgery, the cover will have been removed and with ordinary caution, the eye will heal nicely. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from cataract surgery? I'm afraid of suffering from vision loss after cataract surgery. How long will it take until I can see clearly again? Will my vision always be a little blurry or will I have to wear glasses after the

How long will it take to recover from cataract surgery? I'm afraid of suffering from vision loss after cataract surgery. How long will it take until I can see clearly again? Will my vision always be a little blurry or will I have to wear glasses after the

Full healing 5 weeks: Vision better in1-3 days. Glasses post op depends on iol implant type (bifocal/astigmatic/ standard) must be correct candidate for special implants your ophthalmologist will be able to tell you what type of implant your eyes qualify for. ...Read more

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If your eye is swollen after cataract surgery is that normal. How long is normal for it to be swollen? ??

If your eye is swollen after cataract surgery is that normal. How long is normal for it to be swollen? ??

Varies: Biological response to surgery varies but swelling of the tissue lasting more than 2-4 days after cataract surgery is unusual and requires evaluation. If this is happening, you should contact your operating surgeon for an evaluation, especially if there is pain, bleeding or redness or the vision is dropping. ...Read more

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

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

Healing after cat Sg: 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. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you strain a bowel movement after cataract surgery?

Why shouldn't you strain a bowel movement after cataract surgery?

Bleeding/pop stitch: But extremely low risk, since incision is so small and rarely needs stitches. ...Read more

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Do flickers after cataract surgery go away?

Do flickers after cataract surgery go away?

Flickers, flashes CS: Flickers/Floaters after a non-complicated CS procedure can occur. Check with your eyeMD to be sure no vitreous was lost during procedure. If flashing or a significant numbers of floaters or a curtain coming down over your vision occurs, call your eyeMD ASAP to be sure there is no new retinal hole or detachment. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Do I have to avoid all activity after cataract surgery?

No: Sometimes avoiding getting the eye wet and avoiding heavy lifting and eye rubbing is advocated, especially in sutureless cataract surgery. Usually nonvigorous activity is ok. ...Read more

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After cataract surgery. Creases where observed in capsule. Was this from the surgery?

Yes: But this is unavoidable. Using a jelly filled donut as an example, the cataract would be the jelly and the capsule is the rest of the donut. During cataract surgery, the jelly of the donut is removed and a thin lens is placed in the donut. How thick the donut was originally will dictate how much wrinkling occurs, as the donut shrink-wraps around the new lens. ...Read more

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Will I see 20/20 after cataract surgery?

Will I see 20/20 after cataract surgery?

Probably: If you have no other eye diseases and surgery goes well, most people will attain 20/20 visual acuity with the use of a glasses prescription. Depending on your eye, it is possible that you may have 20/20 distance vision without any glasses. ...Read more

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Can I wear contacts after cataract surgery?

Can I wear contacts after cataract surgery?

Yes: Yes. If you need a prescription after surgery, then contact lenses can be used. ...Read more

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When can I go swimming after cataract surgery?

When can I go swimming after cataract surgery?

Depends: Depending on pre-surgery risks & other surgical factors (was laser cataract surgery performed, was there any complication, excess iris manipulation or energy needed), most pts can go back to school/computer/work in 2-5days: as long as using drops, no bending, lifting, heavy straining performed. Swimming with goggles likely ok at 7-10 days; no goggles @30d: check with eyeMD; Eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Can I have laser correction after cataract surgery?

Yes: With modern cataract surgery and techniques, laser vision correction is usually not necessary after cataract surgery. It is safe and possible to do it, however, and is sometimes necessary for fine tuning the results or treating astigmatism. ...Read more

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How effective is a patient's vision after cataract surgery?

Excellent.: Assuming there is no other eye disease and the surgery goes well without complications, your vision should be close to 20/20. ...Read more

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When will constricted pupils after cataract surgery go away?

When will constricted pupils after cataract surgery go away?

Depends: Cataract surgery involves the substitution of an artificial lens for the removed and cloudy natural lens. This causes the iris to recede backwards in the eye as the new lens is smaller. This creates a smaller pupil and that is the usual expectation. On your next visit with your cataract surgeon bring this up as perhaps there is some remedy or other cause in your case. ...Read more

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Is this is posible to have laser surjery after cataract surgery.

Is this is posible to have laser surjery after cataract surgery.

Yes: Lasik or prk can be done to reduce need for glasses after cataract surgery. Other types of laser surgery can also be done. Nearly 50% of patients have a yag laser capsulotomy to remove lens cells from the lens implant after cataract surgery. Diabetic patients often get treated with a green laser for diabetic retinopathy after cataract surgery. Glaucoma patients may get an slt laser after healing. ...Read more

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What happens if the wrong lens was implanted after cataract surgery?

What happens if the wrong lens was implanted after cataract surgery?

Likely lens exchange: Choosing the correct refractive power in the lens implanted in the eye during cataract surgery is vitally important to restoring clear vision. If the incorrect lens is mistakenly implanted, typically a second surgery to replace the lens is required. On occasion the incorrect lens is similar enough to the correct lens that minor glasses or even laser surgery can be done to correct the error. ...Read more

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Wrong lens implanted after cataract surgery, is it possible to fix this?

Wrong lens implanted after cataract surgery, is it possible to fix this?

Wrong lens: Yes, but it depends how wrong it is... It is a difficult surgery, and more things can go wrong. If you just need a little glasses to correct the differenece that might be all you need. Alternatively, if your surgeon has little experience with this, you may want to seek out another surgeon that has more experience removing or exchanging lenses. ...Read more

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Why does someone need those thick glasses after cataract surgery and why?

Aphakia: Typically it is due to a condition called aphakia, where the natural focusing lens removed during the surgery is not replaced with a lens implant. This is not common. Modern uncomplicated cataract surgery does not require thick glasses afterwards, and in many cases actually reduces or eliminates the need for glasses. ...Read more

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After cataract surgery, can the new lens slip or is it stitched into place?

After cataract surgery, can the new lens slip or is it stitched into place?

Rarely: The implant has "arms" called haptics which hold it in place inside the lens capsule. If it was not inserted properly or if the eye sustains trauma then it can get misaligned or dislocated. This is fairly rare, but if it does occur it can often be repositioned with additional surgery. ...Read more

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What is the probability of seeing visual disturbances after cataract surgery?

Very low: Depends on what you mean by visual disturbances! I rarely get complaints of "visual disturbances" after cataract surgery. Most patients are very happy with their new and improved vision. There can be more glare and light sensitivity compared to the natural lens in a small set of people, but this is usually insignificant. ...Read more

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5 years after cataract surgery. Shld I do something? Anything to worry abt? It's been 2 yrs since my last checkup. Not much changes with vision.

5 years after cataract surgery. Shld I do something? Anything to worry abt? It's been 2 yrs since my last checkup. Not much changes with vision.

Absolutely yes!: There are many silent causes of blindness that can occur months to years after cataract surgery, and you should have annual dilated ophthalmological examinations. You can't be certain that your eyes are healthy just because you think that your vision is unchanged. ...Read more

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Will intense computer work in the days after cataract surgery negatively impact my final vision? I feel I have lost slight distance acuity from this.

Will intense computer work in the days after cataract surgery negatively impact my final vision? I feel I have lost slight distance acuity from this.

No effect: Computer use does not harm the eyes nor does it change eye power. It is fatiguing and drying but these are momentary and no permanent changes. ...Read more

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What causes double vision after cataract surgery?

Many possible causes: If the double vision is in just the operated eye, then the cornea or implant has a problem. If the double vision occurs only with both eyes open, then there is a misalignment issue. Your ophthalmologist should be able to sort this out. ...Read more