Itching and mild discomfort are normal after cataract surgery. Some fluid discharge is also common. Your eye may be sensitive to light and touch. If you have discomfort, the Suggs Eye Center team can suggest treatment. After one or two days, moderate discomfort should disappear.

For a few days after surgery, the Suggs Eye Center team may ask you to use eyedrops to help healing and decrease the risk of infection. Ask the Suggs Eye Center team about how to use your eyedrops, how often to use them, and what effects they can have. You will need to wear an eye shield or eyeglasses to help protect your eye. Avoid rubbing or pressing on your eye.

When you are home, try not to bend from the waist to pick up objects on the floor. Do not lift any heavy objects. You can walk, climb stairs, and do light household chores.

In most cases, healing will be complete within eight weeks. The Suggs Eye Center team will schedule exams to check on your progress.