How long should eye drops be used after cataract surgery?
Your eye drop regime is as follows: The following drops should be applied to your operated eye only, starting the morning after surgery. Chloramphenicol One drop, four times Antibiotic (store in fridge) a day for 2 weeks, then stop.
What eye drops are used after cataract surgery?
1) Antibiotic eye drops
Besivance, Vigamox and Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) are antibiotics often prescribed after cataract surgery to prevent infection.
Is it normal for eye drops to sting after cataract surgery?
Why do the medicated drops sting when I use them? This is a fairly common observation that patients experience. The preservatives used in the drops may cause dryness or irritation to the eyes, but do not cause any long-term health consequences.
How long does your eye water after cataract surgery?
Typically, most patients find relief by using artificial tears 3 – 4 times daily. Analogous to watering a dry lawn, it may take 1-2 weeks of regular artificial tear use before improvement is noticed.
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.
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.
How long do you use Prednisolone 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.
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.
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.
What happens if the lens moves after cataract surgery?
Dislocated Intraocular Lens
The dislocation of the artificial lens implant, the intraocular lens (IOL), can also occur during or after cataract surgery. The IOL can shift from its proper position or fall into the vitreous cavity. In this case, vitreous surgery is needed to replace the IOL into its correct position.
Why are my eyes still blurry after cataract surgery?
Posterior Capsule Opacity (PCO) is one common, yet treatable complication following cataract surgery. The condition is commonly referred to as “secondary cataract,” because it causes clouding of the elastic-like capsular bag that holds the lens of the eye in place.
What can go wrong after cataract surgery?
Potential cataract surgery complications include: Posterior capsule opacity (PCO) Intraocular lens dislocation. Eye inflammation.
Is it OK to watch TV after cataract surgery?
Use them exactly as directed. 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.