After cataract surgery, there are a few simple things you can do to speed your recovery. None of these things are complicated or difficult, and most are common sense.
Cataract surgery is very common and most people say they are extremely pleased with the operation. The healing process, which usually takes several weeks, is straightforward and painless.
Cataracts cause the lens of the eye to become opaque, leading to blurred vision. They can occur in people of all ages but older people are more likely to get them. The good news is that specialist surgeons can perform a simple operation to restore your vision.
Many of our patients elect to have a specialty lens placed in the eye which can correct their astigmatism, and nearsightedness.
There is no need for a general anaesthetic. Some surgeries last as little as 10 minutes. Most operations are performed on people as outpatients. This means that after the operation you can go home.
For the first few hours you should wear an eye cover to protect the eye and keep it clean. Many patients say they can actually see better within one or two days. The entire healing process is usually over in a matter of weeks.