Q. When should I get cataract operated?
When you, start seeing double images
When blurring of vision affects daily routine activities
When driving at night become difficult
When glares of light start affecting driving or daily routine work
Q. What Precautions should I take after cataract surgery?
Avoid direct contact with water for 2 days
Avoid lifting heavy weight
Eye strain for long hours
All types of food can be had
Proper care & instillation of drops is required
Wearing dark goggles for some days
Can Medicines reduce my cataract?
NO, some medicines can delay but not reduce cataract.
Q. Will I require glasses after cataract surgery?
Depends on the type of Lens used in the surgery
Normally used lenses usually correct only for distance vision, however glasses may be required for Sharper vision and definitely for near reading
Multifocal lenses correct both for near, distance and intermediate vision (laptop or computer etc)
Q. Does cataract come back after cataract surgery?
No, cataract does not come back, a thin membrane like structure may appear behind the lens which can affect vision. It can be removed with laser (different from laser used for lasik)
Q. When should I get the other eye operated for cataract?
A minimum of one week can be kept in between the two surgeries. Otherwise cataract surgery is an elective surgery.
Q. Should any season be preferred for getting eye operated for cataract?
No, all seasons are good, if antiseptic precautions are taken by the doctor and by you.