If you have been prescribed antibiotic eye drops, it’s important to complete the whole course.
If you need pain relief, you can take over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. Always read the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine and if you have any questions, ask your pharmacist for advice.
You should start to get feeling back in your eye after a few hours. Your blurred vision should start to improve within a few days, however it may take a few weeks to heal completely.
There are some important instructions to follow for the first 10 days after cataract surgery. The main ones are listed below. Don’t touch or rub your eye. If you’re a restless sleeper you can wear an eye patch at night to protect your eye.
- Don’t do any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for the first few weeks after the operation, as this can increase the pressure in your eye and could put strain on your healing scar.
- If you go out when it’s windy, protect your eye from grit and dust.
See your GP if you have any symptoms, including:
- loss of vision.
- redness in your eye that continues to get worse.
It usually takes about two to six weeks to make a full recovery from cataract surgery, but this varies between individuals, so it’s important to follow your surgeon’s advice.
Once your eye has healed, you may need to have an eye test and new prescription glasses. Please call us on 028 906 67878 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange an appointment at Sweeney Eye and Hearing Care.