Can you have bilateral cataract surgery?
It is true that same-day bilateral cataract surgery can be a more attractive option to a patient. Patients can have both of their eyes taken care of in the same setting, and it saves them time and office visits. Some surgeons promote this in their practice for their premium IOL procedures.
How long do you have to wait between cataract surgeries?
It is a general practice to wait for at least a week, or a minimum of 4-5 days, before performing the surgery on the second eye.
How common is bilateral cataract surgery?
Routine ISBCS has been common there since 1996, and many hospitals currently perform ISBCS on 40% to 60% of cataract patients.
How long after cataract surgery can I sleep on my side?
Cataract surgery should not affect how you sleep, aside from wearing the protective eye shield to avoid rubbing the eye. Rubbing your eye or even water splashing in your eye can aggravate the chances of infection. You may also want to avoid sleeping on the side of the operated eye for the first 24 hours.
What are the do’s and don’t after cataract surgery?
Don’t do any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for a few weeks. Immediately after the procedure, avoid bending over, to prevent putting extra pressure on your eye. If at all possible, don’t sneeze or vomit right after surgery. Be careful walking around after surgery, and don’t bump into doors or other objects.
Does cataract surgery restore 20/20 Vision?
Vision Quality After Surgery
Most patients can achieve 20/20 vision as long as they have no other conditions. Conditions that can affect the quality of vision after cataract surgery include: Glaucoma. Corneal scarring.
What is the best lens replacement for cataract surgery?
If you’re comfortable wearing glasses after cataract surgery, a monofocal lens may be the right choice. If you want to avoid wearing distance glasses after cataract surgery and have astigmatism, a toric lens might be appropriate.
How long does bilateral cataract surgery take?
Uncomplicated cataract surgery usually takes no longer than about 10 minutes to perform. Immediately after the surgery, you will rest in a recovery area until you are less groggy from sedation or anesthesia. Typically this takes about 30 minutes to an hour.