You will be able to go home 1-2 hours after a local anaesthetic, and slightly longer after a general anaesthetic. The eye pad is removed and you can start instilling your eye drops. There may be a small amount of discharge at this stage. Initially, your vision may be worse than before the operation. This is perfectly normal and you must not feel alarmed about this. Most people notice a significant improvement in vision in the few days after surgery followed by a gradual improvement in vision over 1-3 weeks.