Q. How to treat discomfort after cataract eye surgery?

Answered by
Dr. Gopal R. Damani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 08, 2022

Hello doctor,

I had cataract surgery on my right eye four months back, and I took eye drops for two months, given by my surgeon. I am hypertensive and taking 10 mg Amlodipine tablet every day. I am also a pre-diabetic but under complete control. Now the vision is clear. I have been given spectacles for hyperopia. Now, I have to blink my eyelids from time to time to adjust the right eye, and it seems little fluid is there. I feel uneasy from time to time. I use a laptop five to six hours a day, keeping the screen at a distance, and sometimes wear ultra-violet protective transparent glasses. Can you please suggest some eye drops or other suggestions?



Welcome to

I read your query and can understand your concern.

It is good that your hypertension is under control.

Yes, post-cataract, there may be some dryness in the eyes, so you have to blink to keep the ocular surface wet.

You can use lubricating eye drops for a soothing effect.

Also, for using the screens, I suggest the following advice.

Keep the screen four to six inches below the eyesight level.

Blink frequently.

Follow the 20-20-20 rule, which says for every 20 minutes of screen time, look at an object situated 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

I hope this helps.

Thank you and take care.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

Can you please suggest to me the eye drops and their chemical composition?



Welcome back to

I read your query and can understand your concern.

I suggest you use Sodium hyaluronate eye drops three times a day for a month. Then, please consult a specialist doctor, discuss with them and start taking the medications with their consent.

I hope this helps.

Thank you and take care.

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