How soon can I fly after cataract surgery in both eyes?

Fly after CS. Most patients can fly right after cataract surgery (in an emergency); otherwise your eyeMD would want to see you 1day after & confirm you are ok to fly. Avoid bending, lifting, straining for 5-7days otherwise.
TypicallyImmediately. After uncomplicated cataract surgery and after the next day postoperative exam it is ok to fly. Usually the only eye surgeries where flying is contraindicated are retinal procedures involving the use of gases that could expand under low pressure and cause elevations in intraocular pressure and displacement of the anterior segment.
Discuss. Discuss with your ophthalmologist , but restrictions are minimal, within a few days.

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I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why? My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

Double? It is important to figure out what double really means.... Two of each item out of one eye? Both eyes? Blurred? Ghosting? Out of focus? Need a good refraction, corneal topography and macular oct to confirm normal structures. Many time surface irregularities (abmd) can be a source! Read more...
Double vision. Double vision after cataract surgery can be caused by many issues such as residual refractive error, eye misalignment, corneal irregularity, decentration or tilt of lens implants, retinal swelling, or other issues. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. Read more...
Other causes. In addition to the excellent answer you may have started or stopped other systemic meds that could be symptomatic if you are one of those rare people. The cataracts with blurred vision may have masked underlying double vision from non eye related disease. See your primary to insure nothing else including thyroid is present. Read more...

3 months after cataract surgery, now when ever I close my eyes I see light green. Is this normal?

Worth a visit. You have needed cataract surgery at a relatively young age, any change in your vision i would have investigated. Read more...
Colors OK. Especially as this appears to be happening in both eyes , i would expect your brain to 'neuroadapt' or gradually get 'used to' the way light now enters your eye. For most patients after cataract surgery, they feel colors are generally more vivid and 'whites are whiter' . However , like getting used to a new pair of glasses these new lenses will take some adjustment over the first 6-12 months. Read more...