Is cataract surgery really necessary

The only treatment for a cataract is surgery to remove it. If a cataract is not making it hard for you to see, surgery is usually not necessary. Cataracts usually do not harm the eye, so you can have surgery when you and your eye doctor decide it is right for you.

How long is the recovery time after cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery recovery time is considered to be approximately six weeks. However, most patients should find that any pain or discomfort will subside within a day or two of their surgery. Some patients see very well the day after cataract surgery.

When are cataracts bad enough to require surgery?

If you are noticing vision problems and have been told you have Cataracts

A condition affecting the eye that causes clouding of the lens.

, it’s likely your cataracts are bad enough to require surgery. In some cases, people experience bothersome vision problems such as glare and halos at night even before their eye doctor notices significant clouding of the lenses in their eyes during a dilated eye exam.

What are the side effects of having cataract surgery?

A: Cataract eye surgery is conducted by doctors to treat cataracts which may increase the glare from lights,and will cause blurry vision in eyes.The side effects of having cataract eye surgery are rare, but some risks may happen including: Drooping eyelid. Eye swelling,infection or bleeding.

What are the problems after cataract surgery?

Complications after cataract surgery are uncommon, and most can be treated successfully. Cataract surgery risks include: Inflammation. Infection. Bleeding. Swelling. Drooping eyelid. Dislocation of artificial lens.

What time gap should be given between two cataract surgeries?

With advent of new techniques the gap between cataract surgeries of two eyes is decreasing. But according to many ophthalmologists ideal gap of 3 to 4 weeks is preferable. As by that time the incision of first surgery will heal, possibility of complications can be ruled out.

How long does until the eye heal after cataract surgery?

The vast majority of patients achieve improved, sharper vision, but this change is not necessarily immediate. Although some patients see well just a few days after cataract surgery, full healing can take up to three months.

How should I sleep after cataract surgery?

Wear a shield over your eye when you sleep. In some cases, your surgeon will advise you to wear a shield over your eye while sleeping for a few days to two weeks after surgery. This is to prevent you from squishing the eye or rubbing it while sleeping. Avoid dust and smoke.

How long does it take you to heal after surgery?

Most healing occurs within the first several weeks after surgery, but it may take as long as three to six months, and sometimes more, depending on the procedure, before the injured area is strong enough to take on high-impact activities.