Around ½ of United States citizens who are 75 or older will have cataracts. If your elderly loved one has cataracts that are impairing their ability to accomplish certain things, you can schedule them an appointment. Cataract surgery might be a good option for them. However, it is important to remind your elderly loved one that they won’t recover from that type of surgery overnight. This type of recovery takes some time. With that being said, there are many people who have benefited from cataract surgery.
Directly After Cataract Surgery
After Getting Home
In the following days, your elderly loved one might need to put a shield back over their eye while they are napping or sleeping. This helps with the healing and adjustment process.
Restrictions Following Cataract Surgery
Your elderly loved one shouldn’t exercise for several weeks after their surgery. This could put pressure on their eye. In addition, your elderly loved one should avoid vomiting and sneezing if possible.