Cataract surgery nowadays is very advanced thanks to the technology, which makes the surgery itself very controlled, very quick, and very safe. Recovery, therefore, is very quick.
Most patients recover within a couple of days.
We don’t advise you to go back to daily life for another week after the operation.
The first couple of days following the surgery, your eyes feel a bit gritty, and you will find that your vision is recovering gradually. We would not recommend to have any water in the eye or to shower with the eyes open in the first week post surgery.
Gentle exercise is accepted, and is not a problem after surgery. But normal life activities we’d rather you leave that to a week after the operation.
You will find that the vision continues to improve throughout the four to six weeks after the operation.
It may take six weeks to see the full benefit of the cataract surgery.