Recovery from cataract surgery is typically very quick. Your vision may be cloudy, blurry, or otherwise imperfect for a few hours up to a few weeks, but this should self-correct as your eyes adjust to your new intraocular lens.
Remember, as your vision adjusts, you may undergo different stages in which various distortions or disturbances are present. These, too, should self-correct while your eyes adjust over 24 hours to 14 days.
There may be some redness, particularly in the whites of the eye. This is normal and, as with other side-effects, should improve with time. If you experience pain while in recovery, however, it is a good idea to contact our office for a quick examination. Discomfort is not expected after cataract surgery.
You Play a Role in Your Comfort
One of the easiest ways to avoid problems following cataract surgery is to follow all of the pre and postoperative instructions provided by our office. These may include medications, herbs, and supplements to discontinue along with aftercare, such as eye shields, cleaning instructions, and medications that will play a direct role in your healing response. Be sure also to rest, giving yourself enough time to fully recover, before you resume all of your normal activities.
Complete healing can be expected within six to eight weeks, though many people are able to resume normal activities long before this point. During your follow-up visits, we will carefully assess your recovery and help you determine when it is safe to resume more demanding tasks.
Why Choose Us?
Respected and trusted, the board-certified ophthalmologists at Seeta Eye Center bring decades of experience to every procedure they perform. Utilizing the most advanced technology, including bladeless cataract surgery options and advanced IOLs, we are able to both treat cataracts and greatly improve the vision of the women and men who choose our practice for their procedure. Honest, upfront, and approachable, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you, discuss your options, and help you choose the best path forward.
Please call Seeta Eye Center at 845-454-1025 to schedule your consultation today. We maintain offices in Fishkill and Poughkeepsie.