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How Long Does A Cataract Surgery Last
Variable: Most don't get this, but it can last weeks to forever. In my experience, it usually goes away several weeks after surgery. ...Read more
45 min to 2 hours: Of course, there are too many variables to answer accurately, and the patient shouldn't worry because they will be asleep the whole time! the time depends on the type of hysterectomy (abdominal, laparoscopic, or robotic), the size of the uterus, and any scarring or adhesions in the abdomen (often not know until the procedure is started). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Vaginal hysterectomies take about 1/2 an hour. Laparoscopic hysterectomies typically last about an hour and a 1/2. If there is any distortion in the anatomy like scar tissue it can take much longer. ...Read more
Facelift = Mild Pain: Most of my patients report mild to moderate discomfort, and only in the first couple of days. Most are able to take tylenol (acetaminophen) by that time. Severe pain would be highly unusual and should prompt a visit to your surgeon for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Variable: Primary bilateral laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair requires about 15 to 30 min to complete per side depending on surgeon experience, the exact type of hernia (direct vs. Indirect), patient body habitus and other factors. If one or more of the hernias is recurrent, that can up to double the time. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on what operation you are talking about, taking certain medications, and controlling conditions like hypertension and diabetes. Talk to your doctor if the operation lasting as long as possible is very important to you. This consideration can inform some choices for particular operations, such as heart valve surgery. ...Read more
Depends: If you had a thoracotomy, your pain could take 2 months of more to completely resolve. If you had a thoracoscopic procedire, it is typically much shorter, like 2 weeks or so. These are averages and by defnintion these numbers apply to no one indivisual, but represent the aggregate experience of many patients with the same problem. Yours could be better or worse. ...Read more
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Will my vision improve immediately after having cataract surgery? I need cataract surgery, but i'm worried that i won't be able to see after the surgery. I'll need to return to work as soon as possible after the procedure. How long will it take for my vis
Vision improves fast: Cataract surgery is a quick and easy procedure from which you can recover. Most people begin to see better within a day of the procedure, but this depends on the degree of cataract as well as the type of cataract surgery you have. Depending on your work, you may be able to resume normal activities almost immediately. Speak with your eye surgeon about your particular situation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Healing after CS: Healing after cataract surgery is usually very quick: depending on pre-operative risk factors (diabetes, h/o trauma, flomax (tamsulosin) use, general health), intra-operative issues (any vitreous loss), and post-operative issues: any wound leaking, infection, etc. Complications are rare: vision improves usually ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Variable.: Should be comfortable in less than 24 hours, with vision starting to improve rapidly starting the next morning after surgery, taking up to a week to clear completely. You should be able to return to normal activities the next day. This is for routine uncomplicated procedure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A few days: For routine, uneventful cataract surgery most patients are back to their "normal" routine within a few days. Several factors affect how long it takes to recover, i.e., the age of the patient, overall health of the patient and whether there are other co-morbidities such as uncontrolled diabetes, glaucoma, or medications that can present a problem during surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Had cataract surgery. Instructions say "resume normal activity" in 1 week. Doing landscape and deck work, dusty and strenuous. Wait longer than 1 wk?
Each doc is differen: Every ophthalmologist has their own time frame for strenuous activity after cataract surgery. A lot of that depends on if the cataract surgery was difficult or even had a complication or stitch. However, I am not aware of any evidence that gives a specific time frame that is safe. The best answer i can give is ask your surgeon because only he knows what went on on your individual surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had cataract surgery last weds. Today I inadvertently went outside in bright sun without my dark glasses on - did I do serious harm? I was only ou
With cataract surgery, how long to wait between? Worried abt fatigue. Should wait a month ? dr wants to do two weeks apart.
Timing Cataract Surg: Timing between eyes for cataract surgery is dependent on: pt's risk factors, vision, symptoms, & outcome of 1st eye, MD. Studies show sequential surgery (even at same time, though not allowed in US yet) saves pt down time, money, stress. If 1st surgery went well, though there are no guarantees, most eye MDs generally recommend CE 2nd eye soon (depending on refraction of 1st eye) & pt's preference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had cataract surgery on my left eye two days ago. However I have constricted pupil. I Can't see in dim light. How long to clear?
The very next day: usually, assuming no complications.Get a more detailed answer ›
My mother just had cataract surgery last month she is 22 years older than me. I was diagnosed with cataracts today and am a bit frightened.
Second opinion: Almost all of us will get cataracts if we live long enough. Some can get them earlier than others and the only proven risk factor for age related cataracts is sunlight exposure. Since you seem on the young side, get a second opinion with an ophthalmologist. And some opacities listed as cataract may be lens opacities that are stable and not need treatment. Removal, however, is senign and successf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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