As with any surgery, it is important to follow the advice of your surgeon. This will help ensure a rapid recovery. It is important to give your eyes the time they need to heal.
Avoid driving after laser cataract surgery. Arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home, or arrange a taxi.
It is important that you avoid rubbing your eyes in the week following surgery. You will usually be given goggles or a protective eye shield to wear to help with this. They will also need to be worn for the first few nights while sleeping.
Your eyes may be more sensitive than usual to light. Wearing sunglasses – both inside and outside – will limit the exposure to bright lights.
For at least a week, avoid heavy lifting. Light housework and walking are okay. However, avoid strenuous exercise. Also avoid swimming pools. They can harbor a number of diseases which is the last thing your body will want to encounter.
Make sure to monitor your own recovery progress. Although you should be given a follow-up appointment, be aware of any worsening of your eyesight. If there are any changes in your field of vision, a discharge or persistent pain, contact your doctor immediately.
In short, the answer is yes. If you have had operations for cataracts or other eye problems, it is possible to have laser cataract surgery. Even if you have previously had laser cataract surgery, you should be able to go through the procedure again.
There are a number of reasons why cataract surgery could be required again. As people get older, the eyes naturally change. This means that, over time, the permanent changes made during the cataract surgery become less affective.
Every person is different, so each individual has to be consulted with before being able to undergo laser surgery.
One of the aims of laser cataract surgery is to eliminate the need for glasses. The procedure will correct vision to a much better standard than when using glasses. It should leave you with crisp, clear vision. The majority of patients can expect to read as well as they do with glasses or contact lenses.