Cataract surgery is a common and successful procedure to restore vision. After the operation, it is normal to experience some blurriness as your eye heals and adjusts. Generally, you should expect your vision to start improving within a few days. However, there are some potential complications that you should be aware of.
When you leave the doctor's office after the procedure, you will usually stay for about an hour to make sure your eye pressure does not increase. Other rare complications may include increased eye pressure and retinal detachment. It is important to consult your eye doctor about when it is safe to return to driving, depending on your recovery. If possible, it may be beneficial to evaluate and treat any other eye problems before deciding to undergo
If you have cataracts in both eyes, your doctor will usually schedule the second surgery after the first eye has healed. In some cases, PCO (Posterior Capsular Opacification) may occur because some of the old cataract cells are not removed during surgery. In most cases, waiting to have cataract surgery won't hurt your eyes, so you'll have time to consider your options. Cataract surgery has a high success rate in improving vision and should allow you to return to normal activities such as driving.
During phacoemulsification, the most common type of cataract surgery, the tip of the ultrasound probe vibrates quickly and helps break up the cataract which is then suctioned by the surgeon. Sometimes, cataract surgery does not improve vision due to underlying eye damage caused by other conditions such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. It is important to tell your doctor if you take any medications for prostate problems as some of these medicines may interfere with cataract surgery.