After Cataract Surgery - Eye Care Home Remedies

by Garreth Myers

A cataract can be described as an eye related condition in which a cloudy film, or a layer covers the lens of the eye. This leads to vision problems as it may feel like you are looking through a fogged or a frosted glass. Although this condition will not lead to any major problems in the initial phase, as time progresses, you may find it difficult to perform certain activities like reading or driving. You may also have difficulty in recognizing people, who are standing at a distance. Hence you may be advised by a doctor, to go through a cataract surgery, to restore your normal vision.

Studies indicate the cataract surgery has a success rate of around 97%, which means that the cataract can almost always be removed through the surgical procedure and your vision problems can be reduced by a great extent. However, at times, lens implant is a part of a cataract surgery, which could lead to certain side effects. Fortunately, there are several ways to take care of the eyes before, during and after the surgery. Cataract patients need to follow certain eye care measures after going through the cataract surgery in order to make sure that there are no eye related complications that arise. Following these measures is probably even more important, in case a lens implant was conducted.

One of the most commonly seen side effects of most medical eye procedures, including the cataract surgery is the Dry Eye Syndrome. Another cataract surgery complication that could occur after a cataract surgery is severe itchiness in the eyes. Several patients who have undergone a cataract surgery in the past have suffered from both these complications at the same time. Unfortunately, the combination of dry eyes and itchiness can be quite a bother. In order to deal with these side effects, doctors usually prescribe artificial tears. Eye drops need to be administered a couple of times a day, to reduce the dryness and the itchiness in the eyes. In addition to eye drops, doctors may also need to prescribe a few medicines to speed up the healing process.

Patients who have just undergone cataract surgery along with a lens implant need to implement a few lifestyle changes, to protect their eyes. The eyes are anyway one of the most sensitive parts of the body, but after a surgery, they are even more vulnerable and fragile. Therefore, they deserve the best possible precautions that a person can take, on a daily basis. Most doctors advise cataract patients to follow the practice of defensive living. This means that patients need to guard their eyes against several factors.

Given below are a few tips on how to keep the eyes protected against many harmful factors:

  • Stretch the neck of your t-shirts, cardigans and other clothes, before pulling them over your head.
  • Invest in a pair of good glasses and wear them for at least a couple of weeks, to keep dust and pollution from getting near your eye.
  • Make sure that you get an adequate amount of sleep every day, for the better health of your eyes.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from people who smoke. Passive smoking is not just bad for the health, it can cause significant irritation to the eyes too.

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