If you have been prescribed antibiotic eye drops, it’s important to complete the whole course.
If you need pain relief, you can take over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. Always read the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine and if you have any questions, ask your pharmacist for advice.
You should start to get feeling back in your eye after a few hours. Your blurred vision should start to improve within a few days, however it may take a few weeks to heal completely.
There are some important instructions to follow for the first 10 days after cataract surgery. The main ones are listed below. Don’t touch or rub your eye. If you’re a restless sleeper you can wear an eye patch at night to protect your eye.
- Don’t do any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for the first few weeks after the operation, as this can increase the pressure in your eye and could put strain on your healing scar.
- If you go out when it’s windy, protect your eye from grit and dust.
See your GP if you have any symptoms, including:
- loss of vision.
- redness in your eye that continues to get worse.
It usually takes about two to six weeks to make a full recovery from cataract surgery, but this varies between individuals, so it’s important to follow your surgeon’s advice.
Once your eye has healed, you may need to have an eye test and new prescription glasses. Please call us on 028 906 67878 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange an appointment at Sweeney Eye and Hearing Care.
What are the risks with cataract removal?
As with every procedure, there are some risks associated with cataract surgery. Cataract removal risks are specific to you and differ for every person. These will be discussed at your consultation.
Side-effects are the unwanted but mostly temporary effects you may get after having the procedure. Side-effects of cataract surgery include:
- mild pain, discomfort and bruising of your eyelid or eye.
- reduced central vision that usually returns to normal after treatment.
Complications with cataract removal are very rare. The most common complication of cataract surgery is called posterior capsule opacification (PCO). This is when cells from the removed lens are left behind after surgery and begin to grow back. This causes problems with your vision similar to having a cataract. Further treatment can help correct this problem if it does occur.
Other complications of cataract surgery are rare but can include:
- a tear in your lens capsule.
- a detached retina.
If any of these complications occur, you may need to have another operation.
How much does Cataract surgery cost?
At Kingsbridge Private Hospital we offer a number of options when it comes to payment. We work with all major health insurance companies and we also offer self-payment options including cash and credit and debit cards. If you wish to avail of finance, then we can put you in touch with our medical loan partner, Zebra Finance.
A typical example of what you can expect to pay is illustrated below.
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Based upon loan amount of £2,198 repayable over 24 months. Depending upon your treatment, your clinic may require a deposit payment.
Zebra Health Finance is a division of Zebra Finance Ltd (Zebra). Company No. 06960530. Address Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby DE21 6LY. Tel 01332 680400. Email email@example.com. Zebra arranges and administers loans on behalf of R Raphaels & Sons Plc who will be the named lender. 3fivetwo Group is a credit broker that introduces customers to lenders. All of these named parties are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. 3fivetwo Group will not receive a commission for making introductions to Zebra. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Other terms and conditions apply and will be advised upon acceptance
If you would like to book an appointment or require further information on the available options, please do not hesitate to contact our private patient booking team via our online Cataract Clinic enquiry form. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 028 906 67878.
*Prices accurate as of 1st May 2019 and may be subject to change.