Is it OK to have cataract surgery on both eyes at the same time?
Although physically there is no reason why you cannot have cataracts in both eyes treated at the same time, it is generally not recommended. This is because it can take a number of weeks for the eyes to heal. During this time, your vision will still be compromised.
How long do you have to wait between eyes for cataract surgery?
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 many times can you have cataract surgery on the same eye?
During cataract surgery, the natural cataract-affected lens is removed entirely and replaced with an artificial lens. So, it is actually impossible to get another cataract.
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.
Can you read and watch TV after cataract surgery?
You can read or watch TV right away, but things may look blurry. Most people are able to return to work or their normal routine in 1 to 3 days. After your eye heals, you may still need to wear glasses, especially for reading.
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 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.
Can you have 2 cataract surgeries?
Which prompts the question, “Can you get a cataract twice?” The condensed answer is, no. A cataract is essentially the clouding of the eye’s natural lens and cataract surgery is the complete removal of this clouded lens, followed by its replacement with an IOL (intraocular lens).
What can go wrong with lens replacement?
Refractive lens exchange risks and complications include:
- Retinal detachment, especially in extremely nearsighted people.
- Dislocated IOL.
- Increased eye pressure (ocular hypertension)
- Infection or bleeding inside the eye.
- Droopy eyelid (ptosis)
- Glare, halos and blurry vision from multifocal IOLs.