Do all cataract surgeries require eye drops?

Most patients respond extremely well to dropless cataract surgery. Most likely, you will not need drops after surgery, but it is possible you may need a prescription for anti-inflammatory eye drops if you develop more than average inflammation after surgery.

What eye drops are required for cataract surgery?

Before Surgery

  • 2 days before your surgery, begin using Vigamox and Prolensa eye drops, which will be prescribed by your physician.
  • Vigamox (you may also be prescribed generics such as Ofloxacin, Moxifloxacin, or Gatafloxacin) This is an antibiotic eye drop. This medication has a tan top.

What is drop free cataract surgery?

Dropless cataract surgery consists of a one-time dose of all the medicine the eye needs at the time of surgery, eliminating weeks of post-surgery eye drops. The medication includes antibiotics and steroids that the eye needs to properly ward off infection and heal.

What happens if you don’t use eye drops after cataract surgery?

If someone didn’t use their eye drops the best-case scenario would be that their eyes would take longer to heal, and may develop some scarring tissue. The worst-case scenario would be an infection – one that could end in loss of eyesight if not caught quickly.

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Why can’t you drink water before cataract surgery?

Before any surgery, you should try to increase your water intake. The human body is made up of up to 60% water! Though you are not put to sleep during cataract surgery, it can still be quite taxing on your body. Water is one of the best things you can put into your body, especially while it’s healing.

Is laser used for cataract surgery?

The laser may be useful when correcting for astigmatism, aligning an astigmatism-correcting intraocular lens, or softening a dense cataract. During laser-assisted cataract surgery, your doctor typically uses the laser to make all incisions and to soften the cataract for removal by ultrasound (phacoemulsification).

Does Dropless cataract surgery cause floaters?

Post-Op Floaters: With the dropless cataract surgery technique, many patients will state that they notice an increase in floaters or visual obscurations directly following surgery, and will even often report a decrease in visual acuity.

What is Tri Moxi?

Trimoxi is a medication that is injected into the eye at the time of cataract surgery. It is a compounded injection that consists of Triamcinolone and Moxifloxacin. The surgeon will inject the Trimoxi through the pars plana into the vitreous.

How long after cataract surgery do I need eye drops?

After cataract surgery, the risk of eye inflammation lasts longer than the risk of eye infection. Patients can expect to use their anti-inflammatory eye drops for three to six weeks after surgery. In some cases, the anti-inflammatory eye drops will need to be used longer than that.

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How long after cataract surgery do you have to use eye drops?

How long will I need to use drops after cataract surgery? Typically, every patient will be on medicated eye drops for at least one month after surgery. This will be a combination of anti-inflammatory and antibiotic eye drops to ensure the best recovery after cataract surgery.

How long do you use prednisone eye drops after cataract surgery?

Steroids: Typically, we recommend Prednisolone 4 times daily for the first 2 weeks following routine cataract surgery, then cut back to 2 times daily for the next 2 weeks, then discontinue. Artificial Tears: Immediately following cataract surgery, patients may resume using artificial tears.

Can you go for a walk after cataract surgery?

We recommend that you avoid any exercise for at least one week after cataract surgery. Any discomfort and tenderness from the surgery will settle within a few days and you can begin with some light to moderate exercise such as walking or stretching.

Are you sitting or lying down during cataract surgery?

The standard position for patients having cataract surgery is the supine position: the patients lie flat on their backs to face the operating microscope overhead.

Can you lay in the sun after cataract surgery?

Protect your eyes from the sun after cataract surgery

During surgery, the doctor removes the cloudy lens and implants an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to restore clear eyesight. The IOL does contain UV protection, but it’s essential that you are wearing sunglasses when you walk out of the surgery center door.

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