Hello @dablues, You will notice that I changed the title of your discussion a little to help members find the discussion and your questions. I just had cataract surgery on my right eye on July 31st. I had my followup appointment in the afternoon of the same day. I think it was because I had the surgery on a Friday and they don't have appointments on the weekend. My surgeon told me that some people will experience blurry vision for a few days but it will clear up. I was told no driving the following day but after that it would be OK as long as my eye was doing OK. I also was told to keep my head above my shoulders when bending over, not to lift more than 20 pounds for one week, not to play golf for 2 weeks, play tennis for 3 weeks or swim for 4 weeks. I have an exercise elliptical cardio bike that I use several times a day and was told I shouldn't do high cardio that causes the heart rate to be high. I think the reason is to keep the blood pressure in the eye as low as possible to prevent problems with the surgery. I have been using the bike for several 30 minute sessions a day but on low resistance and I don't really stress myself but primarily just use for light exercise which my surgeon said would be OK.
My vision was actually pretty clear after the surgery but I had to wear and eye patch the first day and while sleeping for a week. That was a pain due to having to tape it on the eye with the easy tear surgical tape. After the second night of struggling to tape the clear plastic eye shield over the eye, I found that I could make an elastic band and attach it to the eye shield and that would mostly hold the eye shield in place. Then I used 2 small pieces of the surgical tape to hold it in place. I made the elastic band by tying ear loops from disposable face masks to form a long piece and then tying the ends to both sides of the eye shield. I did have one episode two days ago where I had a floater in the eye which I think may have been an eyelash or some matter floating around on the outside. The hardest thing for me is to not rub the eye.
I would write down your questions so that you don't forget to ask when you see the surgeon or care team. Can you let us know how your follow up appointment goes?