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Should anew prescription be given to you before cataract surgery? I am having cataract surgery;the optemetrist has examantion my eyes stated I need them removed then he gives me a prescription before surgery. My vision will change, am I correct,

You . You are absolutely correct. Perhaps he gave you the prescription in case you changed your mind and decided not to have the cataract surgery at this time. If you do proceed with the surgery it is almost guaranteed that your eyeglasses will need changing. Read more...
You . You are correct. Cataract surgery replaces your cloudy lens with an artificial one. It will change the refractive state of your eyes. Any glasses you wear before cataract surgery will be obsolete after it. If you opt for refractive cataract surgery, and have one of the more advanced premium ioss implanted, it is even possible that you will not need glasses at all following cataract surgery! Read more...
If . If your eyes can be helped with new glasses, before surgery, then you may not need surgery in the first place. The prescription will almost certainly change due to the use of implants during surgery, so we usually wait until you are healed up from surgery to prescribe new glasses.This usually occurs about a month after surgery. Read more...
I . I believe that it would be a waste of money to buy new glasses shortly before cataract surgery. The glasses, if any, will be markedly different after surgery. If you choose refractive cataract surgery, you may never need glasses again. I would look for a new optometrist. Someone more interested in helping you and not just making you spend money unnecessarily. Read more...
The . The eye that is to be operated on should not have a new glass prescription filled. However, the vision in the other eye could potentially benefit with a change in glasses. Read more...
Your . Your prescription will change after the surgery. Your question is more about the ethics of optometrist selling you the glass right before the cataract surgery... Read more...
No. A new prescription should not be given if you are planning to undergo cataract surgery. The prescription will change after surgery. Read more...
Don't fill new Rx. Your prescription will most likely change after cataract surgery. Wait until after to obtain a new prescription. Read more...

What happens after first eye cataract surgery?

2nd eye cataract. After presumably successful cataract surgery on a patient's first eye, he will be given the option of whether he wants the other eye operated on. Most patients will eventually decide to do this, but it's not mandatory. It mainly depends on the severity of the other cataract and if the patient is having persistent visual symptoms from it. Read more...
Healing! The first eye must heal and show positive response to the surgery, then the eyes are evaluated (including the outcome from the first eye's cataract surgery). Determination is made to move forward without glasses, with glasses correction, or proceed with the other eye, depending on the severity of the cataract and the outcome of the first cataract surgery. Read more...

How long is the recovery time for cataract surgery on one eye?

Depends, often 1 wk. Presuming that cataract surgery is uncomplicated, i ask my patients to avoid submerging the eye in water (no pools, hot tubs, etc.) and to avoid strenuous activity for one week and avoid eye rubbing for 2-3 weeks. Many patients have fairly good vision within the first few days after cataract surgery, although blur can persist for weeks if there is significant corneal swelling or other issues. Read more...
Recovery time. Recovery time after cataract surgery depends on procedure performed. If modern surgery is performed successfully, you should significant improvement in vision in 1-2 days and completely healed by 1-2 weeks. Most surgeon wait until 1 month postoperatively for new glasses check since the prescription can fluctuate some early on. Read more...

Help please! Is cataract surgery safe for who have only one eye?

Yes. Yes. Cataract surgery is one of the most common and safest elective procedures performed in the U.S. It is safe for individuals with only one eye. Read more...
Yes. Well, it is no less safe than those who have both eyes, but obviously no one wants to operate on a lone eye if there is no real problem. If it is truly symptomatic and causing impaired quality of life, it should be removed. Unless there was a problem with cataract surgery in the other eye, there should be no increased risk. Read more...

How long will it take for my eye to recover from cataract surgery?

Depends. Sometimes the recovery is very fast, or it can take a long time if there are complications. Some people see perfectly the next day. It's dependent on several factors such as how much energy is used to break up the lens, how fast the surgery was completed, how healthy the eye and cornea is, etc. Usually postoperative drops are used for about 1 month. Read more...
Not long. Uncomplicated modern cataract surgery patients recover very quickly, with good vision in one to 7 days and eye drops for about a month. Most feel great at 24 hours. Restrictions are minimal, just avoiding heavy straining and no swimming for a few weeks. Read more...
Cataract surgery. Vision after cataract surgery is significantly better within a few days and mostly healed by 1-2 weeks. Most eye doctors wasit until 1 month after surgery to check if any residual glasses since it can fluctuate in the early postop period. Read more...
Cataract surgery. After cataract surgery patients recover very quickly, with good vision in one to 7 days and eye drops for about a month. You can return to normal activities the day after surgery. Restrictions are minimal, just avoiding rubbing and no swimming for a few weeks. There is scarring that holds the new lens implant in place and normal healing of the wound. Read more...
Recovery from CS. Depending on preoperative risk factors, age, etc, it can take1-4 weeks (rarely months) for vision to recover after cataract surgery. Pain usually takes about 1 weeks to resolve completely. Drops are usually continued for 4wks-months depending on preop factors. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com. Read more...

I had cataract surgery two years ago. Why is my eye (surrounding skin) still black?

Not sure. With the gap you described, it is hard to imagine the change in skin cokor is related to the cataract surgery. There are other health conditions that can change pigmentation to the skin around your eyes. Please discuss with your doctor. Read more...
Likely unrelated. Is it much blacker than your other eye? Often heredity, lack of sleep or allergies of the eye/nasal sinus area can contribute to dark circles. Getting better sleep and addressing whatever allergies that may have, both in the eyes and in the sinuses, may lessen the dark circles. Less commonly, conditions such as eczema, anemia, or liver disease can cause these circles; discuss with your md. Read more...

When does the 2nd eye's cataract usually worsen after the initial cataract surgery?

Varies. Every cataract progresses at different rates. It can be weeks, months or years. Read more...
Variable. Most often the cataracts are of the same severity. There is no way to predict how fast the second eye will need surgery, but usually at the same time as the first or shortly there after. Especially once you see the improvement in the first eye. Read more...
Varies. Some patients need surgery in both eyes upon initial presentation. Others need the second eye within 6-12 months. Others need it years later. Read more...