Guide to Patient


Cataract Surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures. In cataract, the natural lens gets hazy and is required to be replaced with a clear IOL implant.

At ASG Eye Hospitals you can opt for the most sophisticated treatment techniques available worldwide along with the IOL implants which help you not only in gaining clearer vision but help you in getting rid of need of specs for distance as well as near vision.

The procedure includes a micro incision technique after putting topical anesthesia eyedrops and doesn’t require any injection. Post cataract removal with Phaco Emulsification Technique, a foldable IOL implant is injected. The micro incision used in this technique is a self sealable one and doesn’t require sutures and bandage.

It’s a day care procedure and patient may resume his routine activities from the very next day.

On the day of surgery

After surgery the anesthetic will gradually wear off. You may have a sensation of ‘dryness’ in your eye. This is quite normal. Do no rub your eye. Relax on the day of your surgery and do not perform any strenuous activities.

You may read, use a computer or watch television, but you should restrict activities to a comfortable level. Don’t over exert your eyes. Give them time to recover.

Taking prescribed medication

Your operating surgeon will prescribe eye drops for you to use after the procedure. These are particularly important in preventing inflammation or infection of the eye. Please take the eye drops exactly as prescribed.

Visual Recovery

In the first 24 hours after surgery, the eye will recover significantly and the visual acuity will improve. How-ever, it may take a few weeks until an optimal and stable quality of vision is reached..

This may occur because of the following reasons:

1. The IDL provides you with new visual impressions that first need to be processed by the visual center in the brain. This adjustment process will take a certain amount of time.
2. The best result for optimal quality of vision, less or no dependency on glasses, is achieved when both eyes are implanted with intraocular lenses.

You can encourage the adjustment of your eyes by not wearing your reading glasses during the first few weeks after surgery.

Helpful suggestions for after surgery

On the day after surgery you can resume most of your normal activities. However, you should consider the following recommendation:

Contact with water should be kept to a minimum. If you take a shower you should close the operated eye and you should not swim under water, e.g. in a swimming pool.

In the first weeks you should avoid sports where there is a possibility of a blunt eye trauma, e.g. soccer, tennis or squash. For other sports, such as cycling or jogging, please protect your eyes during the day by wearing regular glasses or sunglasses.

In the first days you should also avoid dusty environments.

If any of the following occur, you should contact us immediately.

1. Pain or discomfort in operated eyes
2. Redness in eyes
3.Unusual headache or nausea
4. Seeing flashes/ floaters in the operated eye
5. Decrease in the vision