Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cataract Surgery Recovery

Since the doctors here at BW EYE use a small (<3 mm) incision to perform cataract surgery, the recovery typically involves little in the way of pain or discomfort. Since the incision is so small, no stitch is required. In terms of daily activities, there are a few restrictions for the first 5-7 days, specifically patients should avoid eye rubbing or getting water directly in their eye. Perhaps as important, patients can return to driving usually within a day or 2 of having had the cataract procedure.