What are Cataracts?
Cataract refers to clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. This causes blurred vision that may not be correctable with new glasses.
Cataract is usually related to ageing, although some people may be born with a lens opacity, or they may develop cataract as a result of eye trauma, past eye surgeries, medications, or inflammatory eye conditions.
How long does it take to recover from treatment?
Recovery from cataract surgery is usually quick, ranging from 24 hours to 7 days.
It is important to rest for the first 7 days after surgery, and to avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise. The eye must also be kept dry for the first week. Cleaning around the eye should be done with sterile saline or sterile water. It is also important to avoid touching the eye with soiled hands or tissues to avoid infection.
During your first post-operative visit, we will discuss when you will be able to drive again. Most patients are able to resume driving within the first post-operative week.