Questions For Your Surgeon
Be Prepared: Questions to Ask Your Cataract Surgeon
During the Evaluation
- Am I a good candidate for this type of cataract surgery? Why or why not?
- Will other eye problems or health conditions affect my cataract surgery?
- What are the benefits, risks, and possible complications of cataract surgery?
- How should I prepare for the procedure?
- Will I need additional tests before surgery for cataracts?
- Will any of the medications I take interfere with the anesthetic or the surgery in any way?
- How long will the surgery take?
- What kind of anesthesia will be used during the surgery? Will I be asleep during the procedure?
- Will I feel anything during the surgery? If so, what should I expect?
- What can I expect after the surgery?
- What possible complications might develop after the surgery?
- Are there any complication warning signs I should watch for?
- What should I do if I experience complications?
- How long will it take for my eye to recover after cataract surgery?
- How long will it take for me to recover from cataract surgery?
- How can I help improve my recovery?
- Can I continue my normal activities after I recover from the surgery? If not, when can I return to my normal activities?
- Will it be possible for me to drive at night after I recover from cataract surgery?
- Will I have to wear glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery? Will my current prescription change?
- How long do lens implants usually last?
- How often should I have follow-up examinations? What will they involve?
- How often should I have eye exams after cataract surgery?