[After the surgery]
The course of recovery is the same for patients who have had the multifocal or phakic lens implanted.
The patient’s eye is not covered with a bandage after the surgery. He or she puts on dark and large enough sunglasses to protect the eye from external influences (wind, sun, rain, dust, artificial light, etc.). The first day after the surgery, the patient must wear sunglasses even at home, indoors, all the time. During the first two weeks after surgery, sunglasses should be worn if the patient leaves home.
It is necessary for the first couple of days to sleep with the protective cap on the eye to prevent the patient from rubbing the operated eye during sleep and to protect him or her from infection.
The first follow-up examination is performed the day after surgery. Recovery is fast and patient returns to day-to-day activities within two weeks. The first results can be seen on the first day after surgery. Also, during the first few days, a slower recovery is possible if the operation was complicated. In most cases, after this operation over 90% of people achieve visual acuity above 80%. If there are some pathological conditions of the retina, visual acuity may be worse.
Immediately after the surgery you will be prescribed drops and eye ointment, which should be used according to the doctor's instructions two weeks after the procedure. Medications prevent the development of inflammation and accelerate the recovery of the eye.
There may be a slight foreign body sensation, like an eyelash in your eye. The patient's vision will be blurred for two to three days, and the eye may be sensitive to light and touch. Do not rub or press the operated eye!
During the entire recovery, watching television, reading, and computer work is allowed. These actions cannot harm the operated eye. Within the first two weeks after the surgery, you should not bend over or lift heavy objects because bending over increases the eye pressure, which is not desirable in the process of healing of a surgical incision! You can take care of your hygiene and do easier housework. It takes some time that visual acuity of the operated eye is completely recovered, so you will be able to return to your usual activities only two weeks after surgery without any risks.
Two weeks after the procedure is another check-up, and the last one four weeks after surgery, ending the regular postoperative examinations.