Recovery from cataract surgery is short, for most patients. Assuming you are in otherwise good health and experience no complications during surgery, your recovery should be smooth.
Immediately following surgery, you will need to rest, allowing the anesthesia to wear off. You should also plan to have a family member or friend drive you home, as you will be unable to drive immediately following surgery. Your doctor will provide you with a pair of protective sunglasses to protect your eyes from bright lights and glares.
Five things to remember when recovering from cataract surgery:
Cataract surgery has a record of success, with as many as 90 percent of cataract patients experiencing good outcomes from surgery. If you experience vision loss, persistent pain, increased eye redness, light flashes, floaters, nausea, vomiting or excessive coughing after cataract surgery, contact your doctor immediately.
If you hare considering cataract surgery, contact Key-Whitman to schedule a free consultation.