Ophthalmic surgery

Procedure Sedentary admin Sedentary light manual Active light manual Heavy manual Physically demanding
Cataract removal 1-2 days 1-2 days 3-7 days 3-4 weeks 6 weeks +
Corneal transplant1 2 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 1-3 months unlikely

1. Vision can continue to change for six months, sometimes a year following surgery and some correction is usually needed. The healed cornea will remain vulnerable to direct blows in the long term.