One of the benefits of today's small incision cataract procedures is that you will be able to return home soon after your surgery. When your procedure is complete, your surgeon may or may not apply a patch over your eye. Before you leave, you will be given instructions on how to care for your eye, including information on any medicatons that may be required. You should be able to resume your normal activities shortly after your surgery.
In time, improvement in your vision will continue as your eye recuperates from surgery. your surgeon will schedule follow-up appointments, as needed, to check on your visual recovery progress.