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November 3, 2020
Cataract surgery, where the clouded lens of your eye is removed and replaced with an artificial one, is a common and safe procedure. Generally, patients are able to go home a few hours after the operation.
Most people can resume their everyday activities a few days after the procedure. However, your vision may be a bit blurry at first, and you will need to refrain from rigorous activities until your doctor clears you to do so at your post-operative checkup.
As your eye heals and adjusts to the new lens, you might see distorted images, experience slight itchiness, or have bloodshot eyes – however, these symptoms will eventually disappear. In the meantime, your doctor may ask you to wear an eyepatch at night to prevent you from rubbing your eye in your sleep.
In general, your doctor will check on your eye at least three times after the produce (a day after, a week after, and a month after). You may still experience adjustments in vision as late as 8 to 10 weeks after surgery, which is why your doctor will likely refrain from updating your glasses prescription until your vision has completely settled.
There are some symptoms that may be a sign of a serious issue, they include:
If you experience any of these after cataract surgery, you should contact your doctor immediately.
Many patients recover quickly and have excellent vision after the procedure. Nonetheless, it’s recommended to observe a few precautions and tips in the first few weeks following the surgery to avoid any complications.
Cataract surgery is safe and quick, and it can be life-changing for those with a significant loss of vision due to the disease.
The sooner you catch cataracts, the sooner you can resume your normal life. For this reason, it’s important that you monitor your eyes. The Insight from EyeQue provides a convenient way to monitor for cataracts from home. It screens for visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, both of which can be indicators of cataract development. If you think you might have cataracts, it’s important that you see your doctor as soon as possible.
The EyeQue Vision Monitoring Kit combines two at-home vision test solutions. Test your refractive error with VisionCheck, and screen for distance, color, and contrast vision with the Insight. A pupillary distance tool, Bluetooth remote, and a soft-shell protective case are included.Buy Now