Cataract Surgery Recovery: What to Expect..?
Cataract Surgery Recovery: What to Expect?

Cataract Surgery Recovery: What to Expect?

Each year, nearly 20 lakh cataract surgeries are carried out in India. Out of these, the vast majority of patients suffer from age-related degeneration. The degree of clouding one experiences differs from person to person.

Keep in mind that different treatments are available for individuals exhibiting different symptoms. For instance, if someone is suffering from very mild clouding in their eyes that is interfering with their vision, prescription eyeglasses do the job. Upon wearing these glasses, you can go on with your daily routine.

However, when your cataract is very severe, you should immediately get in touch with the best cataract surgeon in Santa Cruz. Cataract surgery is the most effective treatment to address your cataract problem. In this surgery, the cloudy lens of your eye is replaced with a synthetic lens. This synthetic lens restores your vision.

We at Samarth Eye Clinic understand that the sound of eye surgery can easily intimidate many. More so, we only turn to surgery when non-surgical treatment alternatives are not effective.

There are a few symptoms that give a clear indication that surgery is the only possible solution for your cataract problems.

Some of these symptoms include:

  • Blurry vision at night
  • Distorted near vision
  • Lack of ability to gauge the sharpness of colours
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Halos and double images
  • Frequent changes in the power of your glasses

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is best to get in touch with the best cataract surgeon in Santacruz. Our experts will evaluate your condition and recommend the best possible solution to prevent permanent vision problems.

Now, we will take a closer look at some of the temporary changes you may experience after cataract surgery.  But before that, let’s understand how our experts will treat your cataract.

How Will Our Experts Treat Your Cataract?

There are multiple ways of going ahead with cataract surgery to ensure your eyes are in perfect shape. Our experienced ophthalmologist will perform some diagnostic tests of your eyes to evaluate the magnitude of damage.

In addition, your lifestyle and overall health will also be taken into account while deciding the best treatment for your cataract problem. Upon analysis, our expert will recommend the best possible surgical option to resolve your cataract problem.

Now, let’s understand the recovery process.

Recovering from Cataract Surgery

Immediately after surgery

Once your surgery is completed, we will ask you to take a rest in the recovery area for around 30 mins to 1 hour. Make sure that you are accompanied by someone who can drive you home as you will not be able to drive following the surgery.

Our expert will place a protective shield over your eyes and advise you to wear it for one week post-surgery. The protective shield will ensure that you do not rub your eyes accidentally and scratching them while you are sleeping. Besides, you will also be given a pair of sunglasses to wear immediately after surgery that will protect your eye from glare and bright light.

Once you reach home post-surgery, you should get enough rest.

Days after surgery

Instantly after the procedure, it is very normal for vision to be blurry as your eye is recovering and adjusting. For the first few days post-surgery, you may see distorted images. More so, you are likely to experience discomfort and itchiness. These symptoms typically go away after a few days.

Weeks after surgery

After a few weeks post-surgery, you should ideally pay a visit to our eye clinic so that we can monitor your recovery. In most cases, your vision is likely to restore completely after 8-10 weeks from the surgery. If you have a cataract in both eyes, the next surgery is primarily scheduled once your first eye has recovered completely.

It is essential to keep in mind that post-surgery symptoms may vary from person to person. However, every person who has undergone surgery is required to wear sunglasses for a few days or even weeks after surgery.

Get in touch with us if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Prolonged eye pain
  • Flashing of light or floating spots in front of the eye
  • Swelling and redness does not decrease
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Discharge from your eye

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