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Discharge Instructions for Cataract Surgery

A surgeon removed the cloudy lens in your eye and replaced it with a clear manmade lens. Be sure to have an adult family member or friend drive you home after surgery. Here's what you can expect following surgery and tips for a healthy recovery.

It is normal to have the following:

  • Bruised or bloodshot eye for 7 days

  • Scratchy, sandlike feeling in the eye for 2 weeks

  • Tired feeling, especially during the first 24 hours

Activity

  • Do not drive for 2 day(s).

  • Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours.

  • Avoid heavy lifting for 2 day(s).

  • Relax for the first 24 hours after surgery. Watching TV and reading are OK and won't harm your eye.

Eye Protection

  • Do not rub your eye.

  • Sleep on your back or on your unoperated side for 2 night(s).

  • If instructed, wear a bandage over your eye for 2 day(s) and 2 night(s).

  • If instructed, wear a shield to protect your eye for 2 day(s) and 2 night(s).

Using Eyedrops

You may be given special eyedrops or ointment. Here is one way to use eyedrops:

  • Tilt your head back.

  • Pull your bottom eyelid down.

  • Squeeze one drop into your eye. Do not touch your eye with the bottle tip.

  • Close your eyes for a few seconds.

  • If you need more than one drop, wait a few minutes before adding the next one.

Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following:

  • Bleeding or discharge from the eye

  • Your vision suddenly becomes worse

  • Pain not relieved by the pain reliever you're told to take

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Chills or fever over 100.4°F

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-04-01T00:00:00-06:00

Date Last Modified: 2007-12-21T00:00:00-07:00

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  • “I am so pleased with the care I received from Dr. Jonathan and Dr. Frank Grady. I have been a patient here for many years and I’ve just had cataract surgery performed by Dr. Jonathan and I highly recommend their services to anyone in need of great eye care!” ­- Patient MP

  • “I could not be more pleased with the results of my LASIK surgery. The vision correction is better than expected and recovery time was minimal. The procedure is quick, painless, and highly effective. Dr. Jonathan Grady is skilled, polite, and makes you feel at ease. I highly recommend LASIK and Dr. Grady for anyone considering permanent vision correction.” - Patient JH

  • “Thank you for the great job you did on [“my wife’s”] cataract surgery and for the whole staff being so kind and loving.” - KR

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