Cataract surgery is one of the safest medical procedures. And with the advent of the femtosecond laser, it has become more accurate and the recovery is quicker than ever before. In fact, over 90% of patients at SightTrust Eye Institute opt to have both eyes treated on the same day in order to speed up their recovery! Despite the amazing results that modern laser cataract surgery provides – including the potential of freedom from glasses for both distance and reading – there is a healing period after the procedure. Most patients will have some degree of “foggy” vision for the first 24-48 hours, and those who opt for multifocal implants will often notice their distance vision return about one or two days before their reading vision. Although there is no pain after the procedure, patients may feel that their eyes are dry and possibly scratchy. Aside from using 3 different medications for a few weeks, there are very few limits after the procedure and you can return to most of your regular activities in a matter of days!
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