- We routinely perform cataract removal and lens implants using a very tiny incision, with no needles and usually only eye drops for anesthesia. For the great majority of our patients the postoperative course is very comfortable and unremarkable.
- Typically, most patients don’t require pain medications and at most have a slight foreign body feeling from the incision which usually clears in a few hours.
- The vision the next day can range from being excellent or at times a bit cloudy, depending on the amount of residual swelling in the cornea. Patients with mild cataracts generally have very little swelling. Very dense cataracts require more energy to remove, and this can produce more swelling in the cornea. This swelling usually clears quickly and most patients see quite well in a few days
- Depending on the type of lens implant you have had there may be a little adaptation. For example, if you have had a near vision presbyopia correcting multifocal lens implant there may be re-learning of how to see far and near. Most patients adapt pretty quickly.
If you or someone you know has questions about cataract, cataract surgery, lens implants or the recovery from cataract surgery please feel free to call The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.