Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cataract Surgery Recovery

One of the most commonly asked questions my patients have is what is the recovery like following cataract surgery. I tell them that most folks return to their normal routine within a day, which is one of the great aspects of today's modern cataract procedure. Because we make a incredibly tiny incision on the eye to remove the cataract, there is usually very little discomfort, if any, and there is no need for stitches. Except for avoiding rubbing their eyes or getting water directly in their eyes for a couple of days, our patients routinely  return to their usual activities within a day.