Video: How long does the recovery after private cataract surgery take?

Mr Jaheed Khan talks about how long the recovery after a private cataract surgery generally takes.

That’s a very good question and recovery has improved. It used to take quite a few weeks to recover from a cataract operation many years ago.

Because my technique has been refined to such an extent, we’ve managed to get recovery time down to one to two days.

I really urge my patients to take the day off after their cataract surgery, because they need just to recuperate from the actual event and ensure that they don’t rub their eyes. I encourage them not to swim in the next few days and make sure that they do not do any activities which would cause undue strain to the eye.

The recovery time nowadays is usually around two to three days, but you’ll be back to what you are normally doing in about a week.

And if you want any further information on the recovery times, then you can ring the number at the end of the video and I will be happy to explain further.

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About Jaheed Khan

My name is Jaheed Khan and I am a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Clinica London.

My special expertise is in cataract surgery and conditions affecting the back of the eye, the retina, including AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration), diabetic retinopathy, and various other diseases of the retina.

I have over 15 years experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and have published extensively in scientific journals about treating eye conditions.

In my NHS practice, I am responsible day-to-day for the training of the eye surgeons of the future.