What are the typical outcomes of the cataract surgery?
This procedure is among the safest and most commonly performed surgical operations in the United States, with more than 3 million surgeries being performed each year. Most patients have a positive outcome with no complications.
When the outcome of cataract surgery is discussed before the surgical procedure, most people are asking about visual acuity and complications. Cataract surgeries always need a careful preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative planning.
Complications after cataract surgery are rare but, sometimes may occur, including:
After the surgery patients can experience the following side-effects:
These symptoms usually improve within a few days. Typically it takes 4 to 6 weeks to recover fully after the cataract surgery.
If the patient needs new glasses, he will be able to order them after his eye has completely healed – usually after 6 weeks.
Cataract surgery has a high success rate in improving the patients’ eyesight and in most cases allows them to return to their normal activities, including driving.