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How long will it take for my eye to recover from cataract surgery?

How long will it take for my eye to recover from cataract surgery?

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 more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

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


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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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How long is the recovery time for cataract surgery on one eye?

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 more

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How can I take care of the eye after the cataract surgery?

How can I take care of the eye after the cataract surgery?

Post Cataract Care: After Small Incision Cataract Surgery, most eyeMD recommend no bending, lifting heavy things, straining for at least 3-5 days w/ shield on at night time/when sleeping; no swimming with eyes open under water as well. If you had an ECCE, most extend this to 7-10days depending if there is no wound leak at the suture site. Keep eye clean w/gentle lid hygiene when MD says: see: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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How can I take care of the eye after cataract surgery?

How can I  take care of the eye after cataract surgery?

Follow instructions: Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions, and usually they are given in writing too. You want to keep your hands away from your eyes, and take the antibiotic and steroid eyedrops as directed. More info: http://www.2020vision.Com/procedures_cataract_surgery.Html. ...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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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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Is the lens felt in the eye after cataract surgery? Surgeon says everything is Ok. I had surgery 10-06. Could I be feeling the new lens and it takes time to get adjusted? No pain.

No: You cannot feel the artificial lens itself. You may be feeling inflammation, pressure, the incision or something else, most of which resolve with time and treatment, bit it will not be the kens. You make get want to ask your surgeon about this. ...Read more

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