Regarding the actual cataract surgery operation procedure, if your Cataract Surgeon is using the most modern small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery they are not likely to make any modifications in their procedure.
In the August 2009 edition of the journal researchers reported that "the risk magnitude for diabetic retinopathy progression after phacoemulsification surgery was found to be substantially lower than the progression rates previously documented after surgery using older surgical techniques." It is possible that they will prescribe and ask you to use a type of eye drop called an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent) for some time before your Cataract Surgery and for as long as three months after your surgery.
Your surgeon may use a glare or contrast sensitivity test to determine the level of vision loss before the capsulotomy procedure is performed.
It's important to be patient and not expect perfect vision immediately after cataract surgery.
Modern cataract surgery is very safe and effective.
In fact, according to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the overall success rate of cataract surgery is 98 percent.
But to ensure the best possible outcome and to minimize your risk of complications after cataract surgery, it's very important to carefully follow your eye surgeon's instructions regarding what to do and what not to do after your cataract procedure.