Frequently Asked Questions

Patient frequently asked questions

After a cataract surgery

When can I expect to notice the effects of the new artificial lens?

For most people it's within a day, with vision reaching its maximum level of improvement after about a month.

Will my eye hurt after surgery?

Your eye may feel a little sore and gritty for a few days after surgery. Some patients feel no discomfort at all. Most patients will not experience any major discomfort.

What follow up appointments are there?

Patients will have a follow-up appointment around 2 weeks after surgery in order to check vision improvements and address any concerns. After 4-6 weeks patients are required to complete an eye test.

Will I still need to wear glasses?

Many patients can completely dispense with glasses for distance vision, although most will still require reading glasses. If you wish to be 100% glasses-free speak to your surgeon about premium , multi focal intraocular lenses, including trifocal and extended depth of focus lenses.

How long does cataract surgery last and will I need surgery again?

In most cases, the effects of cataract surgery last a long time, with the majority of patients experiencing long-term improved vision, free of side effects.

When can I go back to work after surgery?

You should be able to return to work within 1-2 weeks after surgery. If you work from home and simply use a computer you can resume work as soon as you feel comfortable to do so.

When can I drive or fly after surgery?

You can drive again whenever your vision has cleared nad you feel ready. For most people, this take a few days, but may take longer. We recommend that for air travel you wait at least one week after surgery.