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How Long Is The Recovery Time For Cataract Surgery On One Eye
Depends, often 1 wk: Presuming that cataract surgery is uncomplicated, i ask my patients to avoid submerging the eye in water (no pools, hot tubs, etc.) and to avoid strenuous activity for one week and avoid eye rubbing for 2-3 weeks. Many patients have fairly good vision within the first few days after cataract surgery, although blur can persist for weeks if there is significant corneal swelling or other issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A cataract 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). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just had cataract surgery one eye a month ago the second 2weeks having terrible time with bright light sensitivity is this going to go away?
Yes: Well, it is no less safe than those who have both eyes, but obviously no one wants to operate on a lone eye if there is no real problem. If it is truly symptomatic and causing impaired quality of life, it should be removed. Unless there was a problem with cataract surgery in the other eye, there should be no increased risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cataract surgery: After cataract surgery patients recover very quickly, with good vision in one to 7 days and eye drops for about a month. You can return to normal activities the day after surgery. Restrictions are minimal, just avoiding rubbing and no swimming for a few weeks. There is scarring that holds the new lens implant in place and normal healing of the wound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should both eyes be fitted with lens for distance or only one for up close work for cataract surgery?
Worth a discussion: Using a different power in each eye, termed monovision, is a popular way to avoid the use of eyeglasses. If you get the distance power in each eye then you would need reading glasses. Consider also multifocal lenses which cost extra but can give you reasonable far and near vision after the surgery. This should be discussed with the surgeon doing the work for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had cataract surgery a month ago, and now the operated eye looks smaller than the other one. , what can I do to make eye normal again?
Droopy lid: Likely the eye is not smaller, just less open- or droopy. Wait at least 6 months, then have it evaluated by your eye surgeon or an oculo-plastic surgeon. Usually this is not an issue after both eyes have cataract surgery because they match, but it can be. Ptosis (droopy lid) does happen after cataract surgery; it is not necessarily serious. Be patient, then get evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have conjunctivitis in one eye and the other eye has under gone cataract surgery 2 weeks ago how serious this can be. ?
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