Cataract Surgery: What to expect after surgery
I had my left eye done yesterday, and have an appointment to see the durgedon today in Atlanta. My eye is blurry so don't know if that is normal or not. She said I could resume exercising at the Y after a week, no driving for 3 days but shaid nothing else. I guess I cn wait and ask until I get there but some say no heavy lifinting, not to bvend, and not to exercise for 2 weeks. I also have exercises to do at night from my therapy on neck and legss. Is blurryiness normal? I see less thsan I did before. I have exfoliation which I told the doctor but she said not to worry. Any thoughts on this? Am I jumping the gun thinking I would cleary see after surgery:? Also this AM saw halos around lights
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She didn't tell me to reach overhead, told me not to bend, but I forget. Also not to lift over 20 lbs. but my hubby has COPD and can't breathe even with oxygen so I try not to carry heavy bags of groceries but don't know the weight of them.
@dablues Im surprised she didn't tell you that . I had my cataracts out in 09 they perfect medicine all the time so maybe there is a knew procedure now . This is what I know about what not to do and just wanted to pass it on. As with any operation there are guidelines to follow till your well that goes for the eyes also Hope you have a good report when you see her
It's been over 1 week and still blurry, but will wait to see what doctor says on next appointment. My other eye that will be done in September I have floaters. What confused me was the doctor asked how I wanted to see, far away, close up, or medium. I didn't know what to say since I didn't know they asked that question so I just said medium. When done and hubby picked me up I asked him when he had that if they asked that question and he said no, but he had his surgery years, and years ago.
I hope so too!
@dablues I think the questions the doctor asked were for trying to figure out which Intraocular Cataract Lenses (IOL) would work best for you — IOLs: Choosing the best implant for cataract surgery: https://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/iols.htm
I also read an interesting story I think might add some perspective for anyone considering cataract surgery — Vision after cataract surgery, from a surgeon's perspective: https://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/cataract-surgery-experience.htm
Hoping your blurriness goes away soon!
@dablues Here is a blog post 'Tips for Good Recovery after Cataract Surgery' which contains some Dos and Don'ts post cataract surgery. It's perhaps a bit late for you but sharing it anyway as it may help others – krishnanetralaya.com/post/tips-for-good-recovery-after-cataract-surgery.
Hello @vijaychauhan, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Thank you for sharing the Tips for Good Recovery after Cataract Surgery link. You will be able to post links after a few days or so. We do this to prevent advertising and spamming. In the mean time I have posted the link for you below:
Tips for Good Recovery after Cataract Surgery: https://www.krishnanetralaya.com/post/tips-for-good-recovery-after-cataract-surgery
I recently had cataract surgery on both eyes in the past 3 months and the surgery and the recovery went quite well. Have you had cataract surgery?
While I don’t need cataract surgery yet, I know I will at sometime in the future. I feel I’ve been damaged by laser assisted procedures such as Lasik and laser iridotomy. Please read this article is very interesting
@quincy9 You feel your [vision] has been damaged by a laser assisted procedure. It looks like you already saw that I moved your question into a discussion where members like @vijaychauhan @dablues @lioness @cwle are currently discussing cataract surgery. I encourage you to scroll back through the comments. Members like @bmy @cheryle @sunny1971 @jackbonnie also discussing post op cataract surgery in the discussion I have linked below.
– Post cataract surgery/worried https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/post-cataract-surgeryworried/
Thank you for clarifying that you did not have cataract surgery. May I ask what advice and/or questions patients should ask before having laser assisted cataract surgery?