Different people experience different effects following the surgery so it is best to ask your eye surgeon about the immediate effects to be expected after the surgery.
Immediately Following Surgery
Cataract surgery is successful 90% of the time. But as with any kind of surgery, there will be discomfort or itchiness immediately after the procedure. This is normal and will wear off quickly.
Your doctor may also put some antibiotic drops in your eye to prevent infection, as well as anti-inflammatory drops to minimize swelling. In some cases, you might have to stay for one hour to the post-operating room for observation. Follow-up checkups will be scheduled accordingly.
You are highly advised to relax and avoid touching, rubbing or pressing your eye. Keep the protective patch on until it is fully healed or until the doctor advised so. Following the doctor’s prescriptions such as eye drops is important to avoid post-operation complications. Seeing glares and halos within the next 24 hours are also normal and will be gone eventually.