If you notice that you have blurry or cloudy vision in one or both of your eyes, this is a fairly good sign that you have a cataract. While this can be an incredibly frustrating thing to try to live with, the good thing is that you don't have to. Rather than dealing with this, you can instead get surgery to repair the cataract. During this procedure, the lens that is clouded is going to be completely removed and replaced with an artificial lens. This new artificial lens is going to be completely clear and will improve your vision a great deal. The procedure is fairly mainstream and very successful, but you are going to need to plan for some recovery time and make some adjustments in your life in order to recover. This article is going to discuss 2 tips for successfully recovering from cataract surgery.
Avoid Touching Your Eye
While you may be tempted to itch, scratch, rub, or otherwise touch the eye that received the cataract surgery, you are going to want to avoid this for quite some time. There is wound inside of your eye that was created when the incision took place. Because of this, your eye is going to be more prone to infection and it is also going to be more sensitive. By touching your eye in any way, you are not only going to risk causing pain to your eye, but you are also going to increase your risk of getting an infection as it is trying to heal.
Do Not Drive Yourself
After the procedure, your vision is not going to be exactly how it was before. Because of this, you are not going to be able to worry your normal glasses. Even if you didn't regularly wear glasses, you vision is likely going to be somewhat unfocused and blurry until you eye has had time to heal. Since clear vision is going to be required for driving, it is going to be crucial to your safety that you avoid driving yourself around. In fact, you are also going to want to be careful even walking around initially because of how your vision is affected. Having someone help you get around, both on foot and in the car, is likely going to be the best way to ensure that you get to where you need to go but are kept safe at the same time.
Talk with a care provider like Leader Heights Eye Center for more information.