Your eye surgeon (and members of the eye team) will see you regularly while you recover from cataract surgery, until your eyes have fully recovered from the surgery. Usually, this will mean a check-up in the first 48 hours and again 2–4 weeks after surgery. They will look at your eye to check how well it is healing and how well you can see. They will provide information about:
- What you can expect while your eye is healing
- How to look after your eye while it is healing, including any eye drops needed
- When to have your eyes checked after the operation so that any problems can be treated early, even though the risk of complications after surgery is usually low
- When to get new glasses, if this applies to you.
It is important that you know who to contact if you have any concerns or questions, or if your vision changes unexpectedly. If you have cataract in your non-operated eye, your eye surgeon will talk to you about your options for future surgery, usually based on the recovery of your operated eye.