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When will I need to see my doctor for follow up after cataract surgery?

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Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Talk to your Dr.

You need to talk to your cataract surgeon, but typically you will be see the day after surgery, 1 week after surgery and 1 month after surger.

In brief: Talk to your Dr.

You need to talk to your cataract surgeon, but typically you will be see the day after surgery, 1 week after surgery and 1 month after surger.
Dr. David Sachs
Dr. David Sachs
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Followup is based upon general practice guidelines, how well the surgery went, distance the patient needs to travel, etc.
Typically, the routine post op course is 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, but sometimes less or more visits depending on if the surgery went smoothly or there are complications.

In brief: Depends

Followup is based upon general practice guidelines, how well the surgery went, distance the patient needs to travel, etc.
Typically, the routine post op course is 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, but sometimes less or more visits depending on if the surgery went smoothly or there are complications.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Everyone sees their patients either a few hours or one day after surgery.
Some surgeons make the next appointment within a week, others 2 weeks, and some a month later. It may also depend on which lens implant is placed in your eye.

In brief: Variable

Everyone sees their patients either a few hours or one day after surgery.
Some surgeons make the next appointment within a week, others 2 weeks, and some a month later. It may also depend on which lens implant is placed in your eye.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Christopher Hood
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 1 day, 1 wk, 1 mo

This is typical, but can be somewhat variable.
Seeing the doctor on the day following surgery is almost universal to make sure the eye is healing well.

In brief: 1 day, 1 wk, 1 mo

This is typical, but can be somewhat variable.
Seeing the doctor on the day following surgery is almost universal to make sure the eye is healing well.
Dr. Christopher Hood
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cataract Surgery FU

Most eye MDs see patients 1day, 1 week, 1 month, 3-6mo, 1 year after cataract surgery.

In brief: Cataract Surgery FU

Most eye MDs see patients 1day, 1 week, 1 month, 3-6mo, 1 year after cataract surgery.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. John Jarstad
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 1 day 2 weeks 3 mos

We see our routine surgical patients the following day to check eye pressure and rule out infection, then again at two weeks for a change in glasses or to teach accommodation with the crystalens iol and again about three months later. Every post operative cataract patient should have an annual eye exam to look for a cloudy film that develops in 20 % of patients and is easy to fix with laser.

In brief: 1 day 2 weeks 3 mos

We see our routine surgical patients the following day to check eye pressure and rule out infection, then again at two weeks for a change in glasses or to teach accommodation with the crystalens iol and again about three months later. Every post operative cataract patient should have an annual eye exam to look for a cloudy film that develops in 20 % of patients and is easy to fix with laser.
Dr. John Jarstad
Dr. John Jarstad
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Cataract surgery

I see my patients after surgery on 1 day, 1 week, and 1 month.
If issues occur, then additional visits may be needed.

In brief: Cataract surgery

I see my patients after surgery on 1 day, 1 week, and 1 month.
If issues occur, then additional visits may be needed.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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