Cataract surgery is a common surgery that we perform at Wilkinson Eye Center. Out of the over 1.4 million people who undergo this surgery every year only 5% experience any sort of complications. One of the best ways— other than choosing a surgeon from Wilkinson Eye Center— to make sure that your eye cataract surgery goes smoothly is to take care of your eyes during recovery. If you have decided to get cataract surgery, here are a few of the things you can expect while you’re recovering.
Keep the Shield on for a Few Hours
When we send you home from cataract surgery, your eye will be wrapped in a kind of eye patch and you will be encouraged to wear some sunglasses to prevent against glare. Keep your eye patch on for a couple of hours or for as long as your doctor recommended.
Keep the Shield On While You Sleep
Even though you can take the shield off during the day after the first few hours, make sure that you put it on during naps or when you go to bed at night— this will keep it extra protected.
Keep An Eye On It
One of the best ways that you can ensure that your eye heals properly after cataract surgery is to keep an eye on it. For instance, if your swelling and blurriness gets worse or doesn’t get better after several days, then contact our office and schedule an appointment. The more in tune you are with your eyes and your recovery, the less likely it is to get infected.
The good news about cataract surgery recovery so that it should be short and uneventful, but the tips above will help ensure it stays that way. Are you ready to learn more about cataract surgery or recovery? Schedule a consultation at our Pontiac office today: (248) 334-4931.