How long do you use eye drops after cataract surgery?
After cataract surgery, the risk of eye inflammation lasts longer than the risk of eye infection. Patients can expect to use their anti-inflammatory eye drops for three to six weeks after surgery. In some cases, the anti-inflammatory eye drops will need to be used longer than that.
Can you use regular eye drops after cataract surgery?
If you experience these symptoms, or have a known dry eye tendency, you should consider using artificial tears liberally for the first few months after cataract surgery to improve comfort. Typically, most patients find relief by using artificial tears 3 – 4 times daily.
Is it normal for eye drops to sting after cataract surgery?
Why do the medicated drops sting when I use them? This is a fairly common observation that patients experience. The preservatives used in the drops may cause dryness or irritation to the eyes, but do not cause any long-term health consequences.
Can you read and watch TV after cataract surgery?
You can read or watch TV right away, but things may look blurry. Most people are able to return to work or their normal routine in 1 to 3 days. After your eye heals, you may still need to wear glasses, especially for reading.
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.
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.
Is eye watering normal after cataract surgery?
The first few weeks after surgery you may experience some of the following symptoms: Specks, Threads, or Faint Floaters in vision. Redness, scratchiness or watering of the eye. Discharge or crusting int he eye, especially in the morning.
How long should you use steroid eye drops after cataract surgery?
BEGIN The day after-surgery eye drop (PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 1%- white cap). For the first two weeks after surgery, use the drop 4 times a day. For the third and fourth weeks after surgery use the drop twice a day.
Why does my eye ache after cataract surgery?
Although increased IOP after cataract surgery—especially in the immediate postoperative period—is a potential cause of pain, I have found that the most common cause of postoperative pain is drying of the ocular surface from the preservatives in perioperative drops, exposure during surgery, and wound creation.