How To Prepare For A Smooth Cataract Surgery Recovery
The Day Of The Surgery
conditions. Be ready to discuss any final questions with your doctor prior to the surgery beginning, since you may forget them afterward.
Additionally, be prepared to have some jitters. It’s completely normal to feel nervous before a medical procedure, and most patients do. Just remind yourself that cataract surgery is generally very safe, and take some deep, calming breaths as you wait. If you practice meditation, you can even use your time in the waiting room to get into a peaceful state of mind. This is especially helpful if you tend to get anxious in medical situations, have high blood pressure or both.
Immediately after the procedure, you’ll be given an eye patch or protective shield to wear for the day. Your vision may be blurry at first, but you should be seeing more clearly within a few days. Take care not to rub your eyes, even if they’re itchy, as you recover. Also, expect colors to appear brighter in the days following the procedure.