Faq’s for Cataract How soon after phaco surgery will I be able to see? Most of the patients are able to see clearly on the second day itself (in fact even better than before the eye surgery) Will I need glasses after phaco surgery? You will need to wear glasses only to perfect your vision. If monofocal IOL is used reading glasses are almost always required. Will activities have to be restricted after phaco surgery? Normal activities including walking, reading, writing, watching TV, etc. may be resumed soon after the surgery. Generally most of the patients resume routine activities within few days after surgery. Is there any diet restriction after phaco surgery? There are absolutely no diet restrictions after this surgery. You can continue with your usual diet. However, diet regulation is advised for other diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. Can I have one eye operated if the other eye has been operated using a conventional surgery? Yes most certainly. You may have micro incision phaco surgery on your “second eye” provided specific suitability is confirmed for phaco. Can both the eyes be operated on the same day? It is not advisable to get both eyes operated on the same day. For how many days use of goggles is mandatory? The time period may vary from patient to patient. Wearing of goggles is required till the patient is comfortable to normal light.