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Cataract Post-Operative care

Cataract surgery is one of the most successful surgeries performed in the United States. By 2020, it is estimated the number of people having cataract surgery will double, and by 2030 it will triple. Our role at Massengale Eye Care in comanaging your post-operative care will be of critical importance.


Surgerical benefits:

  • Clear vision

  • Improved quality of life

  • Improved color vision and night vision

  • reduces the risk of falling


What can I expect?

After cataract surgery, expect your vision to begin improving within a few days. Your vision may be blurry at first as your eye heals.

Colors will appear brighter and more normal after your surgery because you are seeing through a new, clear lens.

If you so choose, you will visit Massengale Eye Care the day after your surgery, a week later, and then again after about a month, while we monitor healing.

It is normal to feel itching and a mild discomfort for a couple of days after surgery, after which, most of the discomfort should disappear. Often, complete healing occurs within four weeks.

Normal restrictions for the first week only, include sleeping with an eye shield, and not bending over to lift anything heavy.

You will not need stitches or eye patches.

You will have been prescribed specific eyedrops to prevent infection and reduce inflammation