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Patient Education: Diseases Conditions Treatments & Procedures

Cataract Surgery

Postoperative Care

Your eye will feel scratchy, like it has an eyelash or grains of sand in it. It will be blurry for a few days or more, depending on the thickness of your cataract. You must not drive on the day of surgery; someone else must bring you home. You will be given eye drops to take postoperatively – these are very important to prevent infection and inflammation, and must be taken consistently.