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I would like to know what would happen after a cataract surgery. Please explain.

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cataract Surgery

The lens: usually clear, behind iris; is like a "pillow in a pillowcase".
When cloudy/white & affecting vision, surgery needed. Goal: remove top part of pillow case (anterior capsule), remove pillow (cataract), keep back pillow case intact (posterior capsule), place a new lens; Recovery usually less than 1wk; 10-20% risk need laser after 1st surgery. More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com

In brief: Cataract Surgery

The lens: usually clear, behind iris; is like a "pillow in a pillowcase".
When cloudy/white & affecting vision, surgery needed. Goal: remove top part of pillow case (anterior capsule), remove pillow (cataract), keep back pillow case intact (posterior capsule), place a new lens; Recovery usually less than 1wk; 10-20% risk need laser after 1st surgery. More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cataract postop

Some scratchiness and irritation, no pain, rapid visual improvement over a few days to weeks.

In brief: Cataract postop

Some scratchiness and irritation, no pain, rapid visual improvement over a few days to weeks.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Every doctor is different, and every patient is different and every surgery is different.
In my practice, pts are advised no heavy lifting or bending and shield at night for 1 wk, then its return to normal routine (except for underwater swimming). Pts experience vary, many see well even the next day, however some may not see well until new glasses.

In brief: Varies

Every doctor is different, and every patient is different and every surgery is different.
In my practice, pts are advised no heavy lifting or bending and shield at night for 1 wk, then its return to normal routine (except for underwater swimming). Pts experience vary, many see well even the next day, however some may not see well until new glasses.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology

In brief: Easy recovery

A litte gritty with minor blurred vision for a few days.
Minimal activity restrictions, and need to use eye drops for 2-4 weeks after surgery. Reading glasses to help with near activity, and an easy recovery!

In brief: Easy recovery

A litte gritty with minor blurred vision for a few days.
Minimal activity restrictions, and need to use eye drops for 2-4 weeks after surgery. Reading glasses to help with near activity, and an easy recovery!
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Christopher Hood
Ophthalmology

In brief: Drops

Generally you feel only some slight discomfort in the eye.
You will use eye drops and see your eye doctor for regular follow up visits. Talk to you eye doctor for more specifics.

In brief: Drops

Generally you feel only some slight discomfort in the eye.
You will use eye drops and see your eye doctor for regular follow up visits. Talk to you eye doctor for more specifics.
Dr. Christopher Hood
Dr. Christopher Hood
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: Rest

After cataract surgery, you will wear sunglasses when outside for the first few days, and will avoid vigorous exercise for 2 weeks.
Your vision may be a little blurry at first, but will clear over the first week.

In brief: Rest

After cataract surgery, you will wear sunglasses when outside for the first few days, and will avoid vigorous exercise for 2 weeks.
Your vision may be a little blurry at first, but will clear over the first week.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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