I had my second cataract surgery this past Tuesday, this time on my left eye. The operation went well, but I spent a very bad night following the surgery. My cornea swelled and my eye pressure increased a lot. This caused a lot of pain, and I was unable to sleep, except for a few minutes here and there.
The next morning I went to the eye doctor for a post-surgery exam. Unlike the first operation, this recovery was not going so well. I threw up twice on the way, having my wife stop along the road.
The nurse took off the eye patch and everything was milky white. I couldn't even read the largest letter on the eye chart. The doctor said it was because my cornea was swollen, and he gave me a pill and some drops to unswell it. This caused the pain to decrease quickly and significantly. I went home and slept for something like 16 hours straight.
Today the sight in my left eye has improved considerably, but is still a bit blurry. The milkiness has mostly disappeared. The doc said the vision will improve over the next few days and weeks; I hope so. I go back on Monday for a second evaluation.
UPDATE: A second evaluation showed that the eye has improved to 20-25 from its initial 20-40. I hope it will continue improving over the next few weeks until it reaches 20-20. However, the eye sees a lot better than it did before the surgery, and my overall vision is now quite good.