Cataract Surgery Home Care and Complications

Cataract Surgery Home Care and Complications

Choosing the doctors at Katzen Eye Group for your cataract procedure was your first step toward a successful surgical outcome. Now that you’re recuperating at home, you’ll need to treat yourself just as gently as our ophthalmologists treated your eyes during surgery.

What to Expect After Cataract Surgery

Understanding what to expect after your cataract surgery will help you feel more at ease during your first few hours at home. You may experience the following symptoms, but know that they are completely normal and should dissipate in a few days:

  • Itching and mild discomfort
  • Some fluid discharge
  • Your eye may be sensitive to light and touch

Caring for Your Eyes after Cataract Surgery

Ophthalmologists at Katzen Eye Group will prescribe medication in the form of eye drops and ointment for you to apply regularly. Beyond that, you should protect your eyes at all times, gently clean your eyes morning and night with a sterile cotton ball or washcloth and avoid any extra pressure on the eyelids.

Complications – When to Call the Doctor

Complications are rare with cataract surgery, but they can happen, so just be aware of the signs that you need to call your doctor:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding in the eye
  • Inflammation that includes pain, redness, or swelling
  • Any loss of vision
  • Vomiting
  • Double vision

Please contact us today, if you are having vision difficulty due to cataracts. Our cataract surgery staff at Katzen Eye Group in Baltimore and Lutherville, Maryland can help improve your vision and ensure that you know what to do to protect your eyes after surgery.


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