Recovery after cataract surgery

We have put together some answers to questions patients often have on what to expect after cataract surgery. This covers what to do and not do, and how to ensure you look after your eyes following treatment.

Most patients will experience an improvement in their vision within 48 hours of surgery – with many saying they can see a difference within hours.

Questions about recovery

  • Glasses – Why do I need glasses after cataract surgery?

  • Surgery – What does an eye look like after cataract surgery?

  • Hair – How soon can I wash my hair after cataract surgery?

  • Mascara – How long after cataract surgery can I wear mascara?

  • Exercise – Can you do exercise after cataract surgery?

  • Optrex – Can I use Optrex after cataract surgery?

  • Retinal – Can cataract surgery cause retinal detachment?

  • Is it OK to take Viagra after cataract surgery?

  • Blurry – How long will vision be blurry after cataract surgery?

  • Eye drops – How long do you take eyedrops for after cataract surgery?

  • Dry eyes – Does cataract surgery cause dry eyes?

  • Astigmatism – Does astigmatism get worse after cataract surgery?

  • Eyepatch – Do you wear an eyepatch after cataract surgery?

  • Surgery – Care following cataract surgery

  • Contact lenses – Can you wear contact lenses after cataract surgery?

  • Sleep – Can you sleep on your side after cataract surgery?

  • Flying – Can you fly after cataract surgery?

  • Come back? – Can cataracts come back?

  • Recovery – How long does it take to recover from cataract surgery?

  • Driving – Can you drive after cataract surgery?

  • Work – How long are you off work after cataract surgery?

  • Surgery – Dos and don’ts after cataract surgery

All About Cataracts is a directory with a collection of the questions frequently asked by patients with cataracts.

If you have been unable to find what you were looking for, please email us at [email protected].

The information provided in this directory is to increase public awareness of cataracts and not be used as a substitute for medical advice.

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