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What to Expect After Surgery

Cataract Surgery Recovery

Recovery from cataract surgery is generally very quick, with most patients achieving noticeably better vision within the first 24 hours of the procedure. Based on a survey by the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, more than 98% of patients have dramatically improved vision after surgery.

Patients are generally asked to use three different medicated eye drops several times daily for the first few weeks after surgery. It is important that during the first 7 post-operative days patients refrain from strenuous activity such as lifting weights for exercise or lifting other heavy objects. Patients should also refrain from eye rubbing during the first few weeks following surgery.

Surgery is performed on one eye at a time. If necessary, the second eye surgery will be performed after the first has fully healed (usually about two weeks later).

To learn more about cataract surgery in Marietta, contact us today at 770-427-8111 to schedule a Cataract Evaluation.