o You may use Tylenol or Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) as directed on the bottle. You may have some redness in the white of your eye. You may have double vision. Your eyelid may have some drooping.
What painkillers can I take after cataract surgery?
Although true pain after cataract surgery is rare, mild to moderate discomfort is common. This discomfort can generally be controlled with over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol®.
What should I avoid after cataract surgery?
Do not bend over or do any strenuous activities, such as biking, jogging, weight lifting, or aerobic exercise, for 2 weeks or until your doctor says it is okay. Avoid swimming, hot tubs, gardening, and dusting for 1 to 2 weeks. Wear sunglasses on bright days for at least 1 year after surgery.
What drug is used after cataract surgery to reduce inflammation?
Inveltys (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension 1%, Kala Pharmaceuticals) is an effective, safe steroid to treat inflammation after cataract surgery, and it should become widely available in 2019, Donnenfeld said.
Do and don’ts after cataract surgery?
do not drive until you get the all-clear from your doctor. do not do any strenuous exercise or housework. do not wear eye make-up for at least 4 weeks. do not fly without seeking advice from your doctor.
Why can’t I take ibuprofen after surgery?
Patients are often instructed not to take ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) before or after surgery because of increased bleeding risk.
What can I take for pain after eye surgery?
Acetaminophen or paracetamol is widely used and can be supplemented with NSAIDs or opioids. Especially for children one has to use optimal doses of minor analgesics by an adequate route of administration in order to achieve a timely and efficient analgesia.
How many days rest after cataract operation?
While each person heals differently, many patients report drastically better vision within the first 24 hours of the procedure. Plan on taking one to three days off of work to be sure you have enough time to rest, but it is normal to resume most normal activities within a couple of days.
How long does it take for your eye to heal after cataract surgery?
Although some patients see well just a few days after cataract surgery, full healing can take up to three months. Cataract surgery recovery time tends to be minimal and mild, but there are various factors that can impact the speed of recovery.
How long do you need to rest after cataract surgery?
The recovery time for cataract surgery is short. Any soreness and discomfort should disappear within a couple of days. However, depending on the nature and size of your cataracts, and your physiology and ability and heal, full recovery could take anything from four weeks to six weeks.