Nick Strouthidis MBBS MD PhD FRCS FRCOphth FRANZCO


Cataract Surgery
How is Cataract Surgery Performed?
How is the Artificial Lens Chosen?
What About Using Lasers for Cataract Surgery?
What Does Post-Operative Care Involve?
What are the Possible Complications?

Cataract and Glaucoma
Visual Prognosis
Are Glaucoma Eyes At Increased Risk Of Complication During Cataract Surgery?
Does Cataract Surgery Help Lower IOP?
What About Cataract Surgery And Glaucoma Surgery?

What Does Post-Operative Care Involve?

A four-week reducing course of topical steroid and a shorter course of topical antibiotic is required. Most patients see well within a day of the surgery but it sometimes may take up to a week to achieve very good distance vision. Patients will usually be advised to attend their optometrist after 6 weeks to get a new refraction, which may only be required for a reading prescription.

Patients can usually restart most of their daily activities from within a week of their surgery.