3 Things You Can Do After Recovering From Cataract Surgery

3 Things You Can Do After Recovering From Cataract Surgery

January 15th, 2021
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Are you ready to say goodbye to cataracts? The only way to do that is through cataract surgery.

Don’t worry, the procedure is completely routine and common. In fact, it’s one of the most common surgical procedures that you can undergo.

Keep reading for what you need to know about cataract surgery, and a few things to look forward to as you recover!

Cataract Surgery

There’s nothing to be worried about with cataract surgery. You’ll be awake during the procedure and the best part is you never feel any pain.

During the procedure, your surgeon will create a small incision on your eye. After creating this incision, they will gently break up the cataract and your natural lens. Using ultrasound technology, you’ll have the lens and cataract removed through this small incision.

Your natural lens will be replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens, IOL for short.

Cataracts are a clouding on the lens of your eye. To remove the cataract from your eye, your natural lens is also removed.


There are several different kinds of IOLs to choose from. But most people usually go with a monofocal IOL which is the most basic IOL available.

There are also premium IOLs, which you can pay for out of pocket. These IOLs are an incredible option if you can afford them since they will allow you to reduce your dependency on glasses or contacts after cataract surgery. Talk to your eye doctor to determine what kind of IOL they recommend for you!

Cataract Surgery Recovery

After cataract surgery, the best thing you can do is relax. Overexerting yourself is a bad idea.

Your body and eyes need time to recover after your procedure. You will receive instructions from your surgeon that you will need to follow.

Try not to exercise more than a light walk. Your eye doctor will prescribe you eye drops for inflammation and to prevent infection. Most patients are back on their feet after only a few days. This time, without cataracts.

Here are just a few things you have to look forward to after cataract surgery.

1. Night Driving

Cataracts make it difficult to get around at night due to the halo effect around lights. They make driving at night unsafe.

After cataract surgery, you’ll be all clear to take that road trip you’ve been wanting to plan.

2. Read Easily

Cataracts make your vision blurry. This can make reading up close difficult. After cataract surgery, you can get lost in a book again with ease.

3. See Clearly

Cataracts rob you of your vision. They make it difficult to distinguish colors, shapes, and familiar faces across the room.

They even make it difficult to just watch a movie. That’s all gone when you have your cataracts removed.

You will have the freedom again that comes with clear vision. And, if you opt for a premium IOL, your vision can be perfect without needing glasses or contact lenses.

Ready to say goodbye to your cataracts? The first step is a cataract surgery screening. Schedule yours today with the offices of Danny Lee in Huntsville, AL!