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How long does it take to recover from an eye surgery?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Pretty quickly

Depending on the surgery, there is little down time.
With lasik or cataract surgery, vision is usually stable within 1 week, although it can vary depending on how large the prescription or cataract was before surgery. As well, you can get back to nearly all your activities within a day or so. Other surgeries (retinal or glaucoma) can take longer to recover.

In brief: Pretty quickly

Depending on the surgery, there is little down time.
With lasik or cataract surgery, vision is usually stable within 1 week, although it can vary depending on how large the prescription or cataract was before surgery. As well, you can get back to nearly all your activities within a day or so. Other surgeries (retinal or glaucoma) can take longer to recover.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology

In brief: It depends

This depends on the type of eye surgery and your underlying conditions.
Uncomplicated cataract and lasik surgery generally has very rapid visual recovery, but this may depend on other pre-existing conditions and co-morbidities.

In brief: It depends

This depends on the type of eye surgery and your underlying conditions.
Uncomplicated cataract and lasik surgery generally has very rapid visual recovery, but this may depend on other pre-existing conditions and co-morbidities.
Dr. Jay Pepose
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