Modern Cataract Surgery has done away with the necessity of a long post-operative healing phase. In the past, large incisions required suturing, overnight hospitalizations and resulted in the need for very powerful corrective eyeglasses. Today, Dr. Switch’s patients are sent home from the surgery center usually within an hour of the surgery. They receive several eye drops and a shield to wear at night then will see Dr. Switch in the morning.
Most patients see an immediate improvement in vision while in the recovery room. After two to three weeks, the eye has healed and is ready for new glasses.