Does cataract extraction hurt afterwards?

No. Cataract surgery is painless. The incision is only 1/16th inch long. If there is pain, it usually means something is going wrong.
Usually minimally. Any surgery can cause post operative pain. In cataract surgery this is usually minimal and lasts usually only for a couple of days.
No. No. You should not have pain after surgery. Some irritation or mild soreness may occur but should not be significant.
Minimal discomfort. Typically there is minimal to no discomfort following cataract surgery is the norm. It can be scratchy and irritated usually for the first 24 hours or so. Sometimes there can be discomfort from a corneal abrasion, elevated pressure, or possible other causes following cataract surgery; uncommon, but can occur. You should follow up with your eye doctor immediately.

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Can you please explain cataract extraction?

Remove eye lens. Cataract extraction is a surgery in which the lens of the eye is removed along with the cataract that the lens contains. Normally, a lens implant is inserted into the lens capsule that used to contain the lens inside the eye. The power of the patients glasses is included in the lens implant, helping most patients see better without glasses after cataract extraction than they had seen with glasses. Read more...
Cataract surgery. Cataract extraction is the removal of the natural lens which has become cloudy. It is usually replaced with a new artificial clear lens implant, called an iol (intra ocular lens). Read more...

Is congenital cataract extraction in baby risky?

Congenital cataract. Congenital cataract surgery is difficult to perform. However pediatric ophthalmologists are experienced in this type of surgery and do a good job. If the cataract is dense it is more risky to leave it in place as this could result in amblyopia. Read more...
Congenital cataract. Cataract surgery in a baby is a very safe procedure and is necessary to allow normal visual development. See an eye doctor with expertise in congenital cataract surgery. Read more...
Sometimes. Congential Cataract (eye's lens has white color change) can cause amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop. More risky not to have surgery if cataract is severe. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com. Read more...

How to deal with anxiety related to alteration of visual acuity (cataract extraction)?

See below. For the short term your primary doc can offer treatments to reduce your anxiety - there are lots of options. Presumably the anxiety should resolve once the procedure is done and one is able to adapt. Your doc can provide referrals for a psychiatric eval if the anxiety remains persistent. Read more...
Time. As you heal, the vision will improve and stabilize. If your anxiety worsens, see your regular doctor for treatment. Read more...

What are things to do and not to do after eye cataract extraction and new lens?

Follow Dr.'s instr. Follow your doctors instructions. You should not bump or rub your eye, or submerge it under water for at least 30 days. Other restrictions may vary based on your surgeon. Use your drops and follow up with your eye care specialist. In my case you can return to almost all normal daily activities if you follow the above mentioned. Read more...
Ask your surgeon. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation and is very successful. There are only a few restrictions during the healing period, such as use of medicated eye drops, keeping the eye free from dirt or water, and avoiding heavy exercise. Depending on your surgeon and type of operation, there may be other restrictions, but they will discuss this with you. Read more...
Limitations postop. Patients should avoid heavy lifting, bending with your head below your waist, and strenuous activity for 1 were after surgery. Read more...

Can eye cataract extraction be done for patient already having glaucoma?

Yes. Yes, but there may be a slight increase risk for increased pressure or progression of the glaucoma after the surgery. In general the surgery does not affect the glaucoma. In about 30% of the glaucoma patients after cataract surgery we see a decrease in the pressure of the eye (which can be a positive in patients with glaucoma). Read more...
Cataracts & glaucoma. Yes, cataract surgery can be performed in a patient with glaucoma and sometimes results in an improvement in intra ocular pressure. Read more...

Am a high myope w/astigmatism od in need of cataract extraction w/iol. Should I have both eyes done at same time?

Separate. Sequential cataract surgery is rarely done. To have both cataracts removed, they both would have to qualify for surgery, then separate the surgeries at least one to two weeks apart or longer to assure proper recovery and acceptable vision outcome. Read more...

Had yag laser 4 months after cataract extraction two weeks ago. Since then suffering periods of blurry vision. Feels like something in eye.

Vitreous debris. When you do a yag capsulotomy you are removing part of the capsular bag that normally holds the lens in place. That membrane will usually fall into te back of the eye and out of sight. But sometimes it floats in the back of the eye and can occasionally cloud the vision. It still could get better. See your ophthalmologists and confirm what's happening. Read more...
Should see surgeon. Blurry vision after yag could range from mild (dry eye) to serious conditions (lens dislocation or other complication). You should let your surgeon know and probably be seen. Read more...