Q: ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS AFTER CATARACT SURGERY?
A: There are a few minor restrictions after cataract surgery. (Avoid swimming for 1 week, do not put makeup around the eye for 1 week). Everything else that you normally do (Drive, go to work, exercise) is okay to resume by the day after surgery.
Q: I HEARD THERE ARE A LOT OF EYE DROPS. HOW LONG WILL I BE USING EYE DROPS AFTER SURGERY?
A: Some surgeons will have you start eye drops 2 days before surgery. After surgery, you will need to use drops for 4 full weeks after surgery. After surgery, there are 3 different types of drops that you will be using (Antibiotic, Anti-inflammatory, and Steroid). You will use these drops for 4 weeks after surgery, tapering off each week from 4 times per day to 1 time per day.
Q: HOW DO I KNOW IF IT IS TIME FOR MY CATARACTS TO BE REMOVED?
A: Once your cataracts begin affecting your activities of daily life, it is time to consider having cataract surgery. If you have difficulty seeing when driving at night, difficulty seeing small print on medicine bottles or food labels, and/or blurriness when watching TV, it may mean it is time to consider surgery.
If you have any further questions about cataract surgery or would like to set up a cataract evaluation, reach out to Jahnle Eye’s surgical coordinator today by phone (610-446-2260 extension 4) or email ([email protected])