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When your cataracts have progressed to the point where they affect your work, reading, and other lifestyle factors, it's time to schedule cataract surgery to correct the problem. You're not alone; cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure done today. When your eyes have healed you'll expect to be able to see much better, but there are some other side effects that you might never see coming.
Once you can see your food clearly again, your appetite will increase. The old adage that "you eat with your eyes" is true. The more attractive a plate is, the more likely we are to eat the food on it. When food looks enticing again, you'll enjoy meals a lot more. This can also mean an increased problem with watching your weight, so it's important that you're aware of the problem and watch out for it.
You may not be able to wear your contact lenses again. It doesn't happen with everyone, but a significant number of people report discomfort with the lenses rubbing on the area where your doctor made the incision in your eyeball. Your eye may be healed but, like any other skin part of your body that's cut, there will be a scar. Normally you won't feel it, but some with contact lenses do. All contact lenses are designed to move around on the eyeball naturally. That rubbing normally won't bother your eye, but with a scar on the surface, pain can arise.
You may experience a sudden sense of freedom and euphoria. Having cataracts closes down your world, in effect, shrinking the list of everyday things you can experience. When you've lost the ability to drive with confidence, read clearly, and even move surely through your world, getting all that back can give you a big emotional boost. It won't last forever, since you'll get used to your new, improved eyesight quickly. But the boost in confidence and mood is a nice bonus in those first few days of healing.
Your mood may permanently improve once you regain clear eyesight. Few people notice the effect that cataracts have on their emotions, since cataracts are so slow to develop. Most people lose their sight and their ability to do things for themselves very slowly. With this gradual lessening of freedom comes a gradual worsening of mood. Once you can see well again you may find that you have a permanently cheerier disposition. Contact a doctor, such as at The Eye Center, for more help.