- Hospital Name Save the nation sight
- Doctor Dr Thomas Baah
- Date February 27, 2019
What is cataract surgery all about ?
With cataract surgery we remove the cloudy natural lens of your eye (cataract) and replaces it with an intraocular lens (IOL). The clear thin membrane (the lens capsule) that surrounds the natural lens is kept intact during the surgery. Your surgeon places the IOL within this capsular pocket.
What To Expect After Cataract Surgery
Mostly we do operations under local anaesthesia, which means that there is only a short stay in the clinic . You will need to be at the clinic early before your surgery begins, so we can give you eyedrops to dilate your pupil. You will stay in the recovery area for observation after the surgery while we educate you on how to care for your eye and use your eye drops.
An eye pad will be placed over your eye while we advise you on when you can remove it.
When you first remove your eye pad don’t be scared. if your vision appears cloudy, blurry or wavy for up to 4 hours, since it takes some time for your vision to adjust and the local anaesthetic to wear off. Your eye may be red or bloodshot and this should go within a few days as your eye heals.
Our surgeon’s instructions will tell you how to protect your eye and use your eye drops that have been prescribed – antibiotic eye drops will prevent infection and anti-inflammatory eye drops will help reduce any internal inflammation.
We will check your eyes in the first couple of days after your surgery to make sure there are no complications.