What is the recovery period after cataract surgery?
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You have not mentioned how long back was the cataract surgery done on you.Cataract surgery recovery time is considered to be approximately six to eight weeks.Pain irritation reddening and sensitivity of light is very common in most of the patient and may persist upto 3 months post surgery.Its is also a common experience to encounter increased light sensitivity and a small amount of fluid discharge after cataract surgery.Old age of the patient often make the recovery time longer then normal.
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Your opthalmologist have prescribed you an anti inflammatory,an analgesic,a antihistaminic and this is a good line of treatment,If the condition is not improving with these drug a swab culture from the eye should be taken to rule out infection by bacteria.In case if culture are positive oral administration of antibiotics can be done.However you can ask you opthalmologist to add a antibiotic eye drop like Moxifloxacin till that time ,an antihistaminic can be prescribed by him daily orally also,This will help to fasten recovery from symptoms.
I don't think over counter supplements are going to help you, your are already given a good coverage by your opthalmologist.
As problem is not resolving go for a swab culture of eye to rule out bacterial infection.
Ask your doctor to add a eye antibiotic till that time.
Follow up with reports.
If possible make a small video of your eye and send it to me.
Don't use over counter medication!
As the operation has been done 2 years back and you are still having problem initally go for a swab culture test of the eyes!
Most likely its a bacterial infection of the eyes and will resolve in few weeks of using oral and eye antibiotics other possibility is the formation of posterior capsular membrane post catarct surgery,It occcurs because the epithelial cells of the natural lens which are remaning after cataract surgery are grown on the lens.
Hower this can be treated very easily by a YAG laser and is a non invasive process ;However initially go for a swab culture test as most likely its bactrial infection.
Don't put any thing by your own in your eye ;Consult your opthalmologist first.
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