How long after cataract surgery do you use eye drops?
After cataract surgery, the risk of eye inflammation lasts longer than the risk of eye infection. Patients can expect to use their anti-inflammatory eye drops for three to six weeks after surgery.
Are eye drops necessary after cataract surgery?
Your eye doctor typically will prescribe antibiotic eye drops to prevent infection and anti-inflammatory eye drops to help reduce any internal inflammation. You’ll need to apply the eye drops several times daily for about the first week following surgery.
How long should you use steroid eye drops after cataract surgery?
BEGIN The day after-surgery eye drop (PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 1%- white cap). For the first two weeks after surgery, use the drop 4 times a day. For the third and fourth weeks after surgery use the drop twice a day.
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 give you 20 20 Vision?
Will I see 20/20? Your vision after cataract surgery depends on: How advanced your cataracts were. What type of intraocular lens, or IOL, you chose.
Is it OK to use Visine after cataract surgery?
Directions will clearly indicate at which ages the product can be safely used. Can I use VISINE® after eye surgery, such as cataract or LASIK operations? Please consult with your eye doctor after any procedures as to which over-the-counter eye drops are safe to use.
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 happens if you bend over after cataract surgery?
Although patients undergoing cataract surgery may believe that they should not bend down after their operation, modern microsurgery produces a secure wound which is resistant to the changes in intraocular pressure which may occur with changes in posture.
How long should you use Prednisolone eye drops?
Prednisolone eye drops are only meant to be used for a short period of time. Do not use them for longer than one week unless your doctor advises you otherwise. This is because they can cause problems within your eye when used for longer than recommended.
Why do you need steroid eye drops after cataract surgery?
When used following cataract surgery, corticosteroids have been demonstrated to prevent inflammation, hasten recovery of visual acuity, and decrease postoperative pain.
What is the best eye drops for dry eyes after cataract surgery?
If you experience these symptoms, or have a known dry eye tendency, you should consider using artificial tears liberally for the first few months after cataract surgery to improve comfort. Typically, most patients find relief by using artificial tears 3 – 4 times daily.
Why are my eyes still blurry and sun sensitive after 2 months of cataract surgery?
This can be normal, but if it lasts more than a couple of days, talk to your doctor. Sometimes, you just need to wear sunglasses for a few months until it goes away. But it could also be a sign of another issue, like too much inflammation in your eye, and you may need eye drops.
What can go wrong after cataract surgery?
Potential cataract surgery complications include: Posterior capsule opacity (PCO) Intraocular lens dislocation. Eye inflammation.