Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Recovery After Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery today is really very advanced and quite “patient friendly.” At D’Ambrosio Eye Care we perform our Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants at the Cataract and Laser center of Gardner. This eye surgery facility is very comfortable and efficient and your entire Cataract Surgery procedure should take only 2-3 hours from the time you check in until the time you check out.

Second, advanced cataract surgery is most often performed with local or topical anesthesia. Thus, there is really minimal if any “recovery” from the anesthesia used. You are usually feeling “back to normal” by the end of the day of your surgery or certainly by the next morning.

Third, with the advanced Cataract Surgery technique of “small incision phacoemulsification” there is only a need to create a tiny incision-often just a few millimeters-through which the Cataract is removed and the intraocular lens is implanted. Thus the wound healing is very quick.

Finally, depending on the type of lens implant that is used it is highly likely that your distance vision will be dramatically improved within 24 hours. In fact many patients actually are comfortable driving the next day after their cataract operation. If you have a multifocal or accommodating lens implant to correct both your distance and near vision, it might take a bit longer to appreciate the full clarity of the near vision correction. So, it is pretty likely that you will be back to work in a few days. Depending on your cataract surgeon’s instructions, you should be able to resume all of your normal activities with a couple of days.

If you have any questions about Cataracts, Cataract Surgery or Lens Implants please feel free to phone D’Ambrosio Eye Care Toll Free at 800.325.3937 to schedule a consultation and examination.