Cataract Surgery Recovery

cataract surgery

Tips for Cataract Surgery Recovery for Our Florida Patients

Snead Eye Group Strives to Optimize the Patient Experience

Modern advancements in cataract surgeries have made recovering after eye cataract removal more comfortable than in years past. Snead Eye Group is one of the only eye surgery centers in Southwest Florida to offer LenSx® Femtosecond Cataract Laser Surgery. Our cataract surgeons use an FDA-cleared custom cataract laser to make more precise incisions for fewer complications during cataract surgery.

With offices in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Naples, we strive to improve the cataract surgery recovery experience for our Southwest Florida patients. If you follow these helpful post-op tips, your cataract surgery recovery should be brief and uneventful. Feel free to reach out to our friendly eye specialists with any cataract surgery questions or concerns, and we’ll do our best to put you at ease!





Arrange to Have Someone Drive You Home After Surgery

Snead Eye Group only uses a topical anesthetic for most cataract eye surgeries in our offices. An uncomplicated cataract surgery can take less than 15 minutes to perform, but you may need to stay in our recovery area up to an hour afterward for observation. Plan on having someone available to drive you home after surgery, as you may be groggy. Since your eyes may be sensitive to bright lights and glare, plan on wearing sunglasses. Most people go home and rest after surgery.

What Are Common Side Effects During Cataract Surgery Recovery?

Your eyes may be red and bloodshot for a few days due to temporary damage done to your blood v