What are the negative side effects of cataract surgery?
When cataract surgery complications do occur, they can include:
- Posterior capsule opacification (PCO)
- Intraocular lens dislocation.
- Eye inflammation.
- Light sensitivity.
- Photopsia (perceived flashes of light)
- Macular edema (swelling of the central retina)
- Ptosis (droopy eyelid)
- Ocular hypertension (elevated eye pressure)
Can cataract surgery damage the retina?
Cataract surgery, like any surgical procedure, has associated complications. Acute retinal complications include globe perforation, dislocated lens fragments
, hemorrhagic choroidal detachment, and endophthalmitis.
Why does my eye feel like something is in it after cataract surgery?
Many people complain that they feel like there is sand in the eye or that the eye feels scratchy after surgery
. This is a normal sensation caused by the small incision in your eye, and it should heal within a week or so. If you have dry eye, the discomfort may last longer—up to three months.
What is the fastest way to recover from cataract surgery?
- use your eye drops as instructed.
- take it easy for the first 2 to 3 days.
- use your eye shield at night for at least a week.
- take painkillers if you need to.
- bathe or shower yourself as usual.
- wear your eye shield when washing your hair.
- read, watch TV and use a computer.
- use your shield, old glasses or sunglasses outdoors.
Why does my eye hurt a month after cataract surgery?
Although increased IOP after cataract surgery—especially in the immediate postoperative period—is a potential cause of pain, I have found that the most common cause of postoperative pain is drying of the ocular surface from the preservatives in perioperative drops, exposure during surgery, and wound creation
Do and don'ts before cataract surgery?
Don't: Wear Makeup Makeup, lotions, and perfumes should be washed off the day before cataract surgery
. Do not reapply any makeup until your eye doctor clears it. Particles from your makeup can get into your eyes, no matter how careful you are.
At what stage are cataracts removed?
In most cases, you need surgery when blurry vision
and other symptoms of a cataract starts to interfere with daily activities like reading or driving. There is no drug or eye drop to prevent or treat cataracts. Removing them is the only treatment.
How long does it take to fully recover from cataract surgery?
How Long Does It Take for the Eye to Heal Fully After Cataract Surgery? The Longer Term. The consensus seems to be that it takes 1-3 months
. So you should expect your eyes to have stabilized 2-4 months after the surgery.