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.

Salvatore Casale, Catania

Votazione: Eccellente
Problem: Cataract, Myopia
Lately I had noticed that myopia was getting worse, having me to change glasses every six months. Dr. Badalà explained me that cataract was the problem and with cataract surgery he could remove cataracts and myopia at t... Keep on reading this reviewhe same time.

I arrived at his clinic  with some tension, but I noticed an excellent organization and the great professionalism of all the staff, from the reception to the medical and nursing staff.

Dr. Badalà welcomed me with great cordiality, he explained the stages of the operation, giving me peace of mind and security.

The surgery lasted about ten minutes and took place under local anesthesia, so I could follow all its phases, without feeling any pain. After a couple of hours I went back to the hotel, seeing well with the operated eye.

After a week I underwent cataract surgery in the other eye, and I could go back to my home town with 10/10 distance vision, totally eliminating the myopia that I had since I was a boy.

I was very surprised to have been able to see clearly immediately after surgery and did not have trouble or need any bandage.

I suggest this surgery because it easily solves cataract and myopia problems and, at the same time, I could appreciate the remarkable competence, professionalism and humanity of the doctor and his staff.