What to expect after cataract surgery

The recovery from cataract surgery is relatively fast and you can quickly resume normal activities

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What will my eye feel like?

It is normal for your eye to feel slightly scratchy or sandy for a few days following surgery

How quickly will I see clearly?

Vision typically regains clarity after a few days and then stabilises over the course of several weeks

How can I help my eye recover?

You will be prescribed eye drops to use in your operated eye to prevent infection and swelling

What activities can I do following surgery?

You should avoid pressing or rubbing on your eye, but otherwise there are generally no restrictions on what you can do

When can I change my glasses?

Generally after four weeks your prescription will be stable and you can change or get new glasses

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