A Comprehensive Guide for After Cataract Surgery Care

A cataract is a cloudy, painless area in the lens of the eye. The lens is contained within a lining called the lens capsule. Cataract surgery use to distinct the cataract from the lens capsule. In most cases, the lens is replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). If an IOL cannot be used, contact lenses or glasses can be used to compensate for the missing lens.

Why is it done?

The decision to have this procedure is based on whether:

  • Vision problems caused by cataract affect your job or lifestyle.
  • Glare from bright lights is a problem.
  • You cannot pass an eye exam required to get a driver’s license.
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  • You notice a big difference to see when you compare one eye to the other.
  • You have additional vision-threatening eye disease, for examplemacular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.

The surgeon may need to do standard extracapsular cataract removal (ECCE) instead of phacoemulsification if the cataract is too hard to fragment with sound waves (ultrasound).


Cataract surgery is successful for 85-92 out of 100 adults. Surgery can also improve sight in babies with cataracts.Visit website of the kraff eye institute for the further details of expenditure.

In a study, it is been said that 95 out of the 100 adults were happy with theirsurgery results. The people who were not satisfied were older adults who had other eye problems along with the cataracts.

People who have cataract surgery usually:

  • See better
  • Have greater mobility and independence.
  • Relieve the fear of going blind.

What to Expect After Surgery

Before leaving the outpatient center, you will receive the immediate post-operative eye care you will need. The surgeon will review the symptoms of possible complications, eye protection, activities, medications, and required visits (see below). It will also tell you what to do for urgent care if you need it. Parts of the follow-up can be done by another healthcare professional, such as an optometrist or a community health nurse.

The eye that was operated on can be bandaged for 1 night after surgery. You will wear a protective eye patch at night for about a week. Normally, there is no significant pain after surgery.

You will most likely need to see your doctor for check-ups 1 or 2 days after surgery and again a few weeks after surgery. If any complications occur, visits should be made earlier and more frequently.