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Cataract Surgery – How To Recover Safely?

Cataract surgery is one of the most sought treatments to correct vision loss and eyes affected with cataract. Over the years, the success rate of cataract surgery has been improved up to a great extent. Today, you can perform cataract surgery at a clinic and return home within a few hours. However, the time taken for complete recovery differs from patient to patient. Before getting back a clear vision, the patient must take necessary precautions for a few days to a few weeks.

Many patients consider delaying their cataract surgery as they fear a long-term recovery. Thankfully, our best cataract surgeon in Santa Cruz is now available to offer state-of-the-art cataract surgery with effective results and speedy recovery. Our doctors are specialized in diagnosing and  performing treatment medically and surgically.

Read more to find out what to expect before, during, and after a cataract surgery, and how to improve your recovery time?

Before the Surgery

Before our doctors recommend a cataract surgery in Santa Cruz, they first perform an eye examination to determine features such as near-sightedness and/or far-sightedness. The doctor also measures the cornea to choose an appropriate intraocular lens that helps the patient restore the eyesight. During the first consultation, your doctor shall also discuss the type of intraocular lens best suited for your cataract surgery.

During the Surgery

A surgeon will dilate the pupils of your eyes, followed by anesthesia to numb the surgical region. In some cases, a mild sedative may be given to help you relax throughout the surgery. Once everything gets normal and relaxed, the surgeon will start the actual operation, which involves removing the clouded lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens explicitly chosen for your eye condition. At Clear Vision Clinic, we mostly perform surgeries using advanced laser technique or an ultrasound probe.

After the Surgery

You may expect blurriness for some time after the surgery, which may go away on its own. With every passing day, you will feel like your eyesight is improving. Multiple check-ups may be required to monitor the eyes until it gets recovered completely, carefully. Wear an eye patch to prevent inflammation or infection. A few days after the surgery, you can resume your normal activities.

Doctors may also ask you to wear eyeglasses until your vision gets stabilized. Some of the crucial do’s and don’ts to improve your cataract surgery recovery include:

  • Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercises for a few weeks.

  • Do not drive until you get recovered completely.

  • Avoid stepping out in the dust, wind, and polluted environment.

  • Clean and vacuum your home before the surgery so that you arrive at a healthy, clean house.

  • Do not rub your eyes.

  • Avoid swimming for a few weeks, including hot tubs and sauna.

  • Avoid bending over immediately to prevent putting pressure on the eyes.

  • Avoid sneezing, coughing, or vomiting vigorously.

  • Be cautious while moving around to prevent bumps in the walls, doors, or other hard surfaces

  • Strictly follow your doctor’s instructions to ensure a safe and healthy recovery.

To learn more about cataract surgery, cost of treatment, and other eye-related queries, you can call us today or schedule an appointment with one of our expert ophthalmologists.