What to Expect After Cataract Surgery

Cataracts cause vision problems by clouding the natural lens of your eye. Cataract surgery replaces your lens with a clear, artificial lens for unhindered vision and better quality of life in only about 15 minutes. To find out more about what you can expect after your cataract surgery, keep reading.

The Day of Your Procedure

  • On the day of your surgery, you will need someone to drive you home after the procedure and you will be given a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes. You will also be given an eye shield to wear while sleeping or napping to protect your eye during recovery. Use this shield until your surgeon tells you otherwise.

The First Few Days

  • For the first few days after your eye surgery, you may experience slightly blurry vision which will give way to crisper, significantly-improved vision within a few days. Don’t drive for at least a day following surgery, and avoid exercise or other strenuous activities. Don’t bend over or lift heavy objects and avoid rubbing or putting pressure on your eye. It may be advisable for you to wear glasses for the first few days following surgery simply for an added level of protection.

The Post-Surgery Weeks

  • Follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding any antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eye drops you may be required to use for the first few weeks of recovery. It will take a few weeks after eye surgery for your eye to fully heal, so talk to your surgeon about when you can resume daily workouts or other activities. You can expect to visit your surgeon for postoperative evaluation, during which he will test your vision and progress.

Don’t let cataracts distort your vision—find out why cataract surgery at Boston Laser is better than ever. We have performed more than 9,000 vision corrections and can help you see clearer than ever with corrective eye surgery today. For more information, visit us online or call (617) 566-0062.