How long does it take for cataract surgery to heal completely?
After a couple of days, most of the discomfort should disappear. Often, complete healing occurs within eight weeks. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following: Vision loss.
Do and don’ts after cataract surgery?
For a safe and speedy cataract surgery recovery, follow these tips: Don’t drive on the first day. Don’t do any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for a few weeks. Immediately after the procedure, avoid bending over, to prevent putting extra pressure on your eye.
How long after cataract surgery is vision blurry?
This, too, should fade within a few days. Many patients report clear vision within several hours after cataract surgery. But each person heals differently, and you may need as long as a week or two before you see images in their sharpest focus.
Can you go blind from cataract surgery?
Yes — if left untreated, cataracts cause continual loss of vision, eventually leading to legal blindness or even total blindness. For best results from cataract surgery, however, it’s generally recommended to have the surgery performed before the cataract causes low vision or legal blindness.