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Had cataract surgery on both eyes. Feeling dizzy and swooned. Looking for advice

my wife is 51 yrs old. she underwent cataract surgery in the right eye about 2 weeks back. Posterior polar cataract. her near vision was good but distance vision was poor/blurred. doctor suggested that she undergo surgery in the left eye also. as it is easier for the brain to get adjusted. after a week she underwent the srugery in the second eye. today she felt dizzy and swooned. kindly advice
Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Mr.Padmesh,

As the cataract surgery is done only under local anaesthesia, the surgery or the anaesthesia per say doesn't have any effect on the body metabolism or the nervous system.

Though change in posture, lying down for long hours and anxiousness of surgery can cause dizziness.

Even hypotension or hypertension can be the reason.

Get her to drink plenty of fluids, have regular meals, and get ample rest.

Stand up slowly as this may help dizziness associated with position changes.

Reassurance can also help to relieve her of anxiety.

Wishing your wife good health and early recovery.
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