What to expect post Cataract surgery?

Post-op Cataract Surgery

Today, after a minimally invasive cataract surgery with topic anesthesia, post-op should be expected as follows:

  • The patient is discharged with no bandages about 1 hour after surgery
  • A slight discomfort is perceived for 4 to 5 hour, similar to the feeling experienced when we get a little shampoo in the eyes.
  • Eyesight improves after 4 to 5 hours
  • The next day, the patient can see well with no discomforts at all.
  • From the next day it is already possible to watch tv, use the computer and drive. It is always best to ask the ophthalmologist for advice, when he performs a checkup the day after.
  • Patients should not lift weights for about a week.

  • It is advisable to abstain from sports for about a month.
  • It is fundamental not to touch the affected eye for a week
  • It is a best practice not to sleep on the side of the affected eye for a few days.
  • After the first two days it is ok to shower and wash hair, always paying attention not to get soap or shampoo in the eyes.

Cataract Surgery Complications

The most dreaded complication, even if extremely rare, is infection. During the first days after surgery, the risk of infection is still high.

For this reason, the patient has to meet deadlines set by the ophthalmologist for checkups and follow a theraphy with antibiotic eye drops. In case of any visual disturbance, specific checkups are mandatory: even infections, when catched immediately, can be properly treated.

It is best not to touch the affected eye for the first days and follow common hygiene rules to avoid the risk of infections that could become particularly serious after surgery.

Isabella Rossi, Colle Brianza (LC)

Votazione: Eccellente
Tired of glasses and contact lenses, I met Dr. Badalà, who, after an accurate exam, suggested laser treatment to correct myopia and astigmatism. What a great choice!

Laser treatment was perfectly successful, fast and... Keep on reading this review painless. It was carried out in a surgical center with high standard equipment.

Dr. Badalà and his team had been very warm and welcoming, before and after the surgery. As fast as two days after surgery I went back to my everyday life with the only inconvenience of placing many eye drops many times a day for a few weeks.

Surgery was over two years ago and since then I’m enjoying great vision and freedom from glasses.
Thanks to Doctor Badalà for his competence and professionalism.