After cataract surgery, expect your vision to be blurry and improve over the next few days.
Colors may seem brighter after your surgery because you are looking through a new, clear lens. A cataract is usually yellow- or brown-tinted before surgery, muting the look of colors.
You will usually see Dr. Shin 1-2 days after surgery, at 1 week, and at 1 month to monitor healing.
It’s normal to feel itching and mild discomfort for a couple of days after surgery. Avoid rubbing or pushing on your eye.
Antibiotic, steroid, and non-steroid anti-inflammatory eye drops will be prescribed to reduce risk of infection, reduce inflammation and control eye pressure.
Complete healing usually occurs after 2 months.
The above photo is corneal edema 1 day after surgery. This causes the vision to be blurrier. Steroid eye drops taken every 2 hours can help speed the recovery.