Cataract Surgery: Everything You Should Know

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As we know, our eyes are one of the most sensitive organs of our body, so we need to take extra care of them. One of the most common problems related to the eyes is cataracts, which can develop into a more severe problem if not treated appropriately at the right time. When you have a cataract, you should always go for cataract surgery to treat the problem on time. Today, we are going to discuss everything about cataract surgery for you, including the cataract surgery side effects and when you should go through it. 

Cataract Surgery: What Do You Mean By It?

As we are talking about cataract surgery, let us first understand its meaning. Are you aware of it already, or do you have a slight idea about what cataract surgery is? Well, you can say that the lenses of your eyes are removed during cataract surgery, and on most occasions, it is replaced with an artificial lens. Your eye's lens is usually transparent. The cloudiness of the lens brought on by a cataract ultimately impairs vision.

You should remember that Ophthalmologists generally perform cataract surgery as an outpatient procedure, so you don't need to stay in the hospital overnight following the process. Surgery to remove cataracts is quite common and typically safe; hence, you can choose it without much thinking.

When To Go For Cataract Surgery?

It is pretty clear that to correct cataracts, a surgery is performed and that we know as the famous cataract surgery. Vision blurring and an enhancement in light glare are two effects of cataracts. Your specialist might advise cataract surgery if having a cataract makes it harder for you to perform the daily activities you usually would.

Cataract eye surgery could be advised when a cataract prevents the correction of another eye condition. For instance, if a cataract interferes with your eye physician's ability to track or treat other eye conditions like age-related retinal degeneration or other eye-related issues, they may advise cataract surgery.

Many people wonder whether they should wait before deciding to have cataract surgery or not. Well, the answer is yes, you can wait. Most of the time, delaying cataract surgery won't affect your eye, giving you more time to weigh your options. If your eyesight is still reasonably good, it's possible that you won't ever need cataract surgery.

Cataract Surgery: Time Take To Recover

Are you also wondering, "how long does it take for eyes to feel normal after cataract surgery" or "how long does blurred vision last after cataract surgery"? Well, remember that everyone is unique. However, it is believed that most patients see clearly following cataract surgery. As your eye recovers, your vision may initially be fuzzy. While your eye heals, give it a little time. Find out from your doctor when you can resume travelling after the procedure and generally, it normally happens a few days after surgery.

After the operation, your eye will typically feel much better in one to two days, but you'll still need to obey your surgeon's instructions to guarantee complete recovery. You might be able to return to work after a couple of days, depending on your job type. Find out from your physician when you can go back.

Cataract Eye Surgery Side Effects: What To Expect?

The majority of the time, cataract surgery is painless. You heal without any protracted problems and finish up with an improved vision. However, there are dangers with any operation, particularly if you have other vision problems or a significant health problem. So it's helpful to be aware of potential issues and know the cataract side effects.

Always keep in mind that you should watch out for any symptoms and contact your surgeon if something doesn't look right. It's typical to experience mild irritation and itching for a few days following surgery. Do not rub or squeeze your eye as it might worsen the condition and lead to dire consequences.

Blurred vision after cataract surgery is one of the most common issues that patients go through but generally goes away with time. Other than that, some people might suffer from "after cataract surgery eye pain" and headache, for which your physician will give you medicines if necessary. But, keep in mind that if you are facing eye pain months after cataract surgery, something is wrong, and you must contact your surgeon as soon as possible. 

Some of the other side effects that patients generally face include inflammation, infection in the eyes, retinal detachment, lens fragmentation, fluid buildup and even secondary cataract at times. Remember that whenever you suffer from any of such issues, the first thing you should do is consult your physician the earliest.

Why CFS?

Although cataracts are common nowadays, you should never take them lightly as they can become grave if not treated well on time. So, it is a good idea to go through a cataract surgery at the appropriate time and consult a professional at CFS. We have a group of eye professionals who will provide you with the best experience. We have been there in the industry for a long time and have successfully provided many patients with comfortable and effective cataract surgery.

Article: Cataract Surgery: Everything You Should Know
Author: CFS Editorial Team   |   July 02 2022 | UPDATED 02:05 IST

*The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of Centre for Sight.

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