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Discharge Instructions for Cataract Surgery

A surgeon removed the cloudy lens in your eye and replaced it with a clear manmade lens. Be sure to have an adult family member or friend drive you home after surgery. Here's what you can expect following surgery and tips for a healthy recovery.

It is normal to have the following:

  • Bruised or bloodshot eye for 7 days

  • Scratchy, sandlike feeling in the eye for 2 weeks

  • Tired feeling, especially during the first 24 hours

Activity

  • Do not drive for 2 day(s).

  • Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours.

  • Avoid heavy lifting for 2 day(s).

  • Relax for the first 24 hours after surgery. Watching TV and reading are OK and won't harm your eye.

Eye Protection

  • Do not rub your eye.

  • Sleep on your back or on your unoperated side for 2 night(s).

  • If instructed, wear a bandage over your eye for 2 day(s) and 2 night(s).

  • If instructed, wear a shield to protect your eye for 2 day(s) and 2 night(s).

Using Eyedrops

You may be given special eyedrops or ointment. Here is one way to use eyedrops:

  • Tilt your head back.

  • Pull your bottom eyelid down.

  • Squeeze one drop into your eye. Do not touch your eye with the bottle tip.

  • Close your eyes for a few seconds.

  • If you need more than one drop, wait a few minutes before adding the next one.

Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following:

  • Bleeding or discharge from the eye

  • Your vision suddenly becomes worse

  • Pain not relieved by the pain reliever you're told to take

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Chills or fever over 100.4°F

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-04-01T00:00:00-06:00

Date Last Modified: 2007-12-21T00:00:00-07:00

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