The overall recovery process after laser cataract surgery is typically very simple, and once complete you can enjoy the full effect of your restored vision.
After laser cataract surgery, there are a few essential steps to follow to ensure your eyes remain healthy and can recover properly. When undergoing treatment with LaserVision your consultant will answer all questions pre-and post-surgery, to ensure your recovery plan is appropriate for your needs. However, it’s important that you know and understand how to properly protect your eyes after cataract treatment.
Laser cataract surgery (femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery) offers a number of advantages over conventional surgery. These advantages include:
Laser cataract surgery creates precise access to the interior of the eye, while also fragmenting the clouded lens to remove it with little to no ultrasonic power. Resulting in less strain on the tissues and structure of the eye and helping to prevent inflammation.
This treatment allows us to carefully measure the eye, and programme the data into the laser. This allows the surgeon to tailor your treatment for ultimate accuracy from start to finish.
Precise to 1/1000th of a millimetre, laser cataract surgery increases the likelihood that your artificial lens will remain stable for the best possible vision. The femtosecond laser ensures surgeons can achieve the perfect shape, size, and position for lens fragmentation, as well as ensuring the artificial lens will perfectly align.
This treatment creates the perfect shape and dimensions for the ports required to access the cataract without the need for sharp blades.
With femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery, you treatments can be tailored to your exact needs. The versatility of this treatment allows us to pinpoint where to separate the tissues – ensuring the procedure is custom to your eye.
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The recovery process after laser cataract treatment is short. Typically, discomfort subsides within a couple of days, however, a full recovery can range from 4-6 weeks, depending on the severity of your case and your medical history.
It is important that you follow all post-surgery care instructions and attend all follow-up appointments with your consultant to ensure your recovery process remains safe and effective.
You will be able to go home the same day after laser cataract treatment.
Immediately after surgery you may experience a numb sensation – feeling should return within a few hours of treatment. It is completely normal to have blurred or double vision, grittiness and watery or bloodshot eyes; these side effects will improve within a few days, however the timeframe of your recovery is dependent on your unique case.
Cataract surgery is a highly successful treatment and should allow you to return to all your usual activities once you have recovered. However, immediately after treatment there are several do’s and don’ts that you should be aware of in order to effectively protect your eyes, including:
If you have any concerns or questions, be sure to contact your consultant and wait until you have had the go-ahead. Based on your medical history they will be able to provide the best recommendations to ensure your recovery remains a smooth process.
Whether you’re considering cataract surgery, or require a different method of lens surgery, we offer a range of corrective treatments for your eyesight. In addition to laser cataract surgery, we also provide a range of surgical lens treatments, including Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), Sulcoflex DUET Lens Exchange, Implantable Contact Lenses, and conventional Cataract Surgery.
We recommend that you speak directly with a consultant to determine the right treatment plan for your requirements.