There are several instructions after the cataract operation that the patient must follow without neglecting them to ensure the success of the cataract operation, such as:
• Be careful to use the medical eye drops that your doctor prescribes for you after cataract surgery.
• One of the instructions after the cataract operation is that the eye cover must always be used during sleep to avoid eye contact.
• One of the instructions after the cataract operation is that care must be taken not to enter the unsterilized water or soap into the eye after the cataract operation to avoid eye contamination.
• The patient must avoid driving a car completely during the first days after the operation, in order to avoid the patient's exposure to an accident due to blurred vision.
• The patient can use pain relievers after undergoing the laser cataract surgery, but under the supervision of your doctor.
• One of the instructions after cataract surgery is to refrain from lifting weights after cataract surgery.
• One of the instructions for the cataract operation is that the patient should refrain from bending the body down after the cataract operation, in order to avoid high intraocular pressure than normal.
• The patient should refrain from swimming after undergoing cataract operations in order to avoid contamination and inflammation of the eye.
When does vision stabilize after cataract surgery?
The vision begins to improve gradually after the cataract operation, where the vision improves 90% after the cataract removal operation during the first day, and the vision stabilizes after the cataract operation one or two weeks after the operation.
Traveling after cataract surgery
The patient should avoid traveling after the cataract operation in order to avoid the intraocular pressure rising above the normal rate after the operation, and the patient can also travel after the cataract operation, but a week after the operation.
Side effects after cataract surgery
• Retinal detachment: Retinal detachment is one of the side effects of cataract surgery in the eye, which may lead to vision loss if retinal detachment is not treated after cataract surgery.
• Light sensitivity: One of the side effects of cataract surgery is light sensitivity, especially the sun, which leads to the patient's need to use medical drops and constantly wear sunglasses after the operation.
• Corneal swelling: Corneal swelling is one of the side effects of cataract surgery in the eye. It is swelling of the cornea after cataract surgery, where the cornea may become cloudy and swollen.
• Inflammation: One of the side effects after cataract surgery is eye redness after cataract surgery. Inflammation and swelling of the cornea may occur after cataract surgery and lens implantation.
• Eye hemorrhage: Eye bleeding is one of the side effects of cataract surgery in the eye, where blood vessels leak.
• Ptosis: Ptosis is one of the side effects of cataract surgery. If the eyelids have ptosis for 6 months after cataract surgery, the patient may need surgery to treat it.
• Lens residue: One of the common side effects of cataract surgery is the presence of remnants of the natural lens in the eye due to the removal of the lens and its replacement with an artificial lens made of silicone or plastic.
Secondary cataracts: One of the side effects of cataracts in the eye is secondary cataracts.
• High intraocular pressure: One of the side effects of cataract surgery is the increase in intraocular pressure above the normal rate, and the treatment of high eye pressure above the normal rate is treated using pills or medical eye drops.