“What will my restrictions be after surgery, and when can I go back to work?”

“What will my restrictions be after surgery, and when can I go back to work?”

Laser cataract and refractive lens procedures are safe and painless, and usually have little downtime.  Vision may be “foggy” for the first day or so, but most people can resume the majority of their daily activities almost immediately.  In fact, people are usually able to get back to work within a few days! We ask that patients avoid submerging their faces in water or expose themselves to dusty environments for 7 days, although you may shower with the eyes closed and the shower aimed at y...

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“I was recently diagnosed with cataracts, but I’m only 56 years old. Should I wait until I get a little older before I have the surgery?”

“I was recently diagnosed with cataracts, but I’m only 56 years old.  Should I wait until I get a little older before I have the surgery?”

While nobody wants to live with cataracts, some people are so frightened by the prospect of surgery that they would rather let their vision deteriorate.  Others believe that their cataracts have to “ripen” before they can be removed, or that they must wait until their doctor tells them the cataracts are bad enough.  This can lead to a delay that makes recovery significantly slower. Cataracts typically tend to start to form by the late 50s, and may begin to subtly affect vision.  Ea...

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