How do you apply an eye shield after cataract surgery?
Place the eye shield over the eye with the curved side against your nose. 2. Put the shield in place with the tape across the top of the shield. The tape should go from the middle of your forehead to the middle of your ear.
Do you have to wear an eyepatch after cataract surgery?
Your doctor may ask you to wear an eye patch or protective shield the day of surgery. Your doctor may also recommend wearing the eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period.
How long after cataract surgery can I sleep on my side?
Cataract surgery should not affect how you sleep, aside from wearing the protective eye shield to avoid rubbing the eye. Rubbing your eye or even water splashing in your eye can aggravate the chances of infection. You may also want to avoid sleeping on the side of the operated eye for the first 24 hours.
How long do I need to wear dark glasses outside after cataract surgery?
After cataract surgery, your doctor will tell you to wear UV-protecting sunglasses for at least one year, even though your intraocular lens has a special UV coating too. You can speak with your eye doctor about specific recommended sunglasses to wear after cataract surgery.
Does cataract surgery give you 20 20 Vision?
Will I see 20/20? Your vision after cataract surgery depends on: How advanced your cataracts were. What type of intraocular lens, or IOL, you chose.
Why are my eyes still blurry and sun sensitive after 2 months of cataract surgery?
This can be normal, but if it lasts more than a couple of days, talk to your doctor. Sometimes, you just need to wear sunglasses for a few months until it goes away. But it could also be a sign of another issue, like too much inflammation in your eye, and you may need eye drops.
How long does it take for your eye to heal after cataract surgery?
These side effects usually improve within a few days but it can take 4 to 6 weeks to recover fully. If you need new glasses, you won’t be able to order them until your eye has completely healed – usually after 6 weeks.
What happens if you bend over after cataract surgery?
Although patients undergoing cataract surgery may believe that they should not bend down after their operation, modern microsurgery produces a secure wound which is resistant to the changes in intraocular pressure which may occur with changes in posture.
What can go wrong after cataract surgery?
Potential cataract surgery complications include: Posterior capsule opacity (PCO) Intraocular lens dislocation. Eye inflammation.
How long should I wear eye shield at night after cataract surgery?
When arriving home, you may be allowed to remove your eye shield, but you should wear it when sleeping for at least a week to prevent eye injury. Apply your eye drop medications as instructed to control inflammation and reduce the risk of infection.
How soon can I wash my hair after cataract surgery?
You can shower or wash your hair the day after surgery. Keep water, soap, shampoo, hair spray, and shaving lotion out of your eye, especially for the first week. Do not rub or put pressure on your eye for at least 1 week. Do not wear eye makeup for 1 to 2 weeks.
Should I wear my old glasses after cataract surgery?
Usually, old prescription glasses will no longer work very well with the newly operated eye. Because there is no harm in wearing them, some patients continue to use their old prescription eyeglasses to see with the un-operated eye.