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How long before you can drive legally after a cataract removal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Depends

In most cases, patients are able to drive within 24-48 hours of cataract surgery.
Not on the day of surgery itself, because sedatives are commonly used. Depending on the rate of healing, the status of the other eye, and other coexistant eye diseases, the majority of patients can resume driving within 48 hours. Ask your surgeon for their advice about this issue.

In brief: Depends

In most cases, patients are able to drive within 24-48 hours of cataract surgery.
Not on the day of surgery itself, because sedatives are commonly used. Depending on the rate of healing, the status of the other eye, and other coexistant eye diseases, the majority of patients can resume driving within 48 hours. Ask your surgeon for their advice about this issue.
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
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Dr. Richard Lehrer
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Many times, Next Day

With modern cataract surgery, vision rehabilitation is usually very fast.
Most patients without other eye problems may be able to drive the next day after surgery. This must be determined by your doctor in follow up visits.

In brief: Many times, Next Day

With modern cataract surgery, vision rehabilitation is usually very fast.
Most patients without other eye problems may be able to drive the next day after surgery. This must be determined by your doctor in follow up visits.
Dr. Richard Lehrer
Dr. Richard Lehrer
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends

Patients can drive shortly after cataract surgery (ie 1-7days) depending on vision with/without glasses in each eye & risk factors; ask eyeMD.
More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com

In brief: Depends

Patients can drive shortly after cataract surgery (ie 1-7days) depending on vision with/without glasses in each eye & risk factors; ask eyeMD.
More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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