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Is it normal after cataract surgery for my eyes to be tired?
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Dr. Kyle Rhodes
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Patients commonly describe their eyes as feeling tired for the first few weeks after cataract surgery.
This can be due to increased dryness in the postoperative period, a normal amount of postoperative inflammation, and mild external irritation from the eyedrops used after surgery. This symptom usually improves over the weeks following surgery.

In brief: Yes
Patients commonly describe their eyes as feeling tired for the first few weeks after cataract surgery.
This can be due to increased dryness in the postoperative period, a normal amount of postoperative inflammation, and mild external irritation from the eyedrops used after surgery. This symptom usually improves over the weeks following surgery.
Dr. Kyle Rhodes
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Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Michael Rizen
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Cataract surgery causes temporary eye inflammation (which resolves with your medicated postop drops) and dryness of the surface of the eye.
Both of these can result in a "tired" feeling. It should get better within a few months.

In brief: Yes
Cataract surgery causes temporary eye inflammation (which resolves with your medicated postop drops) and dryness of the surface of the eye.
Both of these can result in a "tired" feeling. It should get better within a few months.
Dr. Michael Rizen
Dr. Michael Rizen
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Sometimes
The tired feeling is due to ocular surface irritation after the surgery and medications used.
Frequent non-preserved artificial tears should help.

In brief: Sometimes
The tired feeling is due to ocular surface irritation after the surgery and medications used.
Frequent non-preserved artificial tears should help.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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