Monday, October 24, 2011

Driving after Cataract Surgery

Question: How soon after unilateral cataract surgery can I drive?

Answer: How soon you are able to drive after Cataract Surgery depends on when you achieve 20/40 vision and can pass a drivers test as well as when you personally feel comfortable enough with your vision to drive. Your Cataract Surgeon will be able to discuss both answers with you based on how quickly you heal and your vision recovers. For most patients who have routine, uncomplicated Cataract removal with modern Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants, they find that both they and their eye surgeon are comfortable with them driving within a week or so after their surgery. Follow your Cataract Surgeon's advice as each person heals slightly differently.

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