ABOUT Cataracts Surgery
Cataract is a disease of eyeswhich can be described when the normally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque, causing a decrease in vision. Cataracts are actually considered to be an inevitable part of aging and are widespread among people ages 55 years and older.
However cataract surgery is an easy inpatient procedure that usually lasts 15-30 minutes. Moreover, recent improvement in cataract surgical techniques make general anesthesia unnecessary. Your doctor or nurse will instead apply a topical anesthetic to numb your eyes.
Recovery Time: After surgery has been made avoid touching or rubbing eyes, as well as removing a protective covering. It’s considered to be normal if your eyes for a few days feel sensitive, even scratchy. As well it is normal if you see a little glare or halos. These uncomfortable feelings will not last long. You can go on with your normal daily activities except for driving within the first 24 hours, unless told otherwise. Your doctor may give you dark sunglasses for the drive.
You should wear your protective eye covering while you sleep, if advised by doctor, and try to avoid sleeping on the side of your body that has been operated on. Check-up by the doctor should be done next day after the operation has been made. Eye make-up is prohibited until the doctor’s allowance. For patients with a good health, intense exercises will be allowed to resume in 1 week.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No. A blepharoplasty will not remove the wrinkles on your eyes or to sagging brows. There are other procedures that can be made for removal wrinkles on the eyes, including laser resurfacing and intense pulsed light treatments.