How long before flying after cataract surgery?

No restriction. As long as no gas was placed at the tine of your cataract surgery (which would be rare) then there is no restriction on flying postoperatively.
A couple of days. Unlike older types of eye surgery, modern cataract surgery does not set limitations on activities such as flying. Altitude changes do not adversely affect the healing after the procedure. More importantly, keep your scheduled post-operative appointments and if you do need to fly soon after surgery, make sure you will be near an area where there is an ophthalmologist, just to be safe.
Right away . You can fly right away after an uncomplicated cataract surgery. You do need the regular postoperative follow up exams as directed however.
No restriction. No flying restrictions. But you need follow up with your doctor and if complications develop in the first week, you want someone you trust to help care for you.
Same day if needed. In most cases, if no complications, a patient can fly same day if needed: just no bending, lifting, straining for 5-7 days after surgery. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com.

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How long before you can use mascara after cataract surgery?

2 weeks. Please make sure to not rub the eyes during application or removal of mascara. Please be careful even after 2 weeks to not touch your eyes. Read more...

How long after cataract surgery before you can determine how corrected your vision is?

Best vision . You will know fairly quickly after surgery that your vision has improved, but it takes up to four weeks or longer to get your final best vision. Read more...
Usually 1 month. Although visual recovery may occur sooner we usually give patients a month to achieve full visual recovery. Read more...
Postop vision. Vision should be stable by 1-2 weeks but glasses prescription usually checked at 1 month since it can fluctuate early on. Read more...

After cataract surgery, how long do I need to wait before I can drive? I am semi-retired, 64 years old and a school bus driver part of the year. I'm preparing to have cataract surgery. How long after my surgery should I wait before it is safe for me to go

Most . Most patients are able to see well enough to drive within 1 day of their cataract surgery. There can be exceptions. For example, a patient with a strong eyeglasses precription before surgery may have a large change in their eyeglasses precription after cataract surgery. This patient would not see well with their old eyeglasses in the surgical eye. Temporary eyeglasses may be prescribed a few days after surgery, with the final prescription to follow at 4 or 5 weeks post-op. There are intraocular lens implant options to reduce the need for eyeglasses reviewed in the link below. Read more...
Driving. Returning to driving your personal vehicle depends on the vision on your fellow eye and how quickly your vision returns as you heal allowing you to feel comfortable. Driving a school bus requires a cdl, so you have to wait until both eyes meet the 20/25 requirement. Read more...
Maybe the next day. The true answer depends on the vison in your non operative eye, the day one post op vision in the surgical eye, and your level of visual comfort. Many of my patients wait 2-3 days to drive, but some feel comfortable the next day. Some of my patients pop the lens out of their glasses on the operative side and drive with only one lens until they receive their ner rx.. Read more...
Discuss with doc. You should discuss this with your surgeon. Your vision should recover very quickly after cataract surgery unless there are special circumstances. Most patients can drive almost immediately, however, there can be some challenges using both eyes together if the un-operated eye has a high prescription. Read more...

If your eye is swollen after cataract surgery is that normal. How long is normal for it to be swollen? ??

Varies. Biological response to surgery varies but swelling of the tissue lasting more than 2-4 days after cataract surgery is unusual and requires evaluation. If this is happening, you should contact your operating surgeon for an evaluation, especially if there is pain, bleeding or redness or the vision is dropping. Read more...
May be normal. Temporary swelling of the eye after cataract surgery can be normal. Depending on where the swelling is, it could last from 1 day to a few weeks. If it is persistent, please see your cataract surgeon to see what is going on. Read more...