In the first 24 hours after surgery, the eye will recover significantly and the visual acuity will improve. How-ever, it may take a few weeks until and optimal and stable quality of vision is reached.
This may occur because of the following reasons:
- The Acri.LISA provides you with new visual impressions that first need to be processed by the visual center in the brain. This adjustment process will take a certain amount of time.
- The best result for optimal quality of vision, less or no dependency on glasses, is achieved when both eyes are implanted with Acri.LISA intraocular lenses.
You can encourage the adjustment of your eyes by not wearing your reading glasses during the first few weeks after surgery.
Helpful suggestions for after surgery
On the day after surgery you can resume most of your normal activities. However, you should consider the following recommendation:
Contact with water should be kept to a minimum. If you take a shower you should close the operated eye and you should not swim under water, e.g. in a swimming pool.
In the first weeks you should avoid sports where there is a possibility of a blunt eye trauma, e.g. soccer, tennis or squash. For other sports, such as cycling or jogging, please protect your eyes during the day by wearing regular glasses or sunglasses.
In the first days you should also avoid dusty environments.
If any of the following occur, you should immediately contact your ophthalmologist:
- Sudden pain in the operated eye
- Any unusual headaches and nausea
- Heavy reddening of operated eye
- Flashes of light, “eye floaters” or shadows in the eye