How long am I off work?
This is a question best answered by your surgeon and the answer will depend on the success of the procedure and your job.
Heavy physical jobs (e.g. fitness instructor) or those with critical vision (e.g. pilot, transport truck driver) will be off longer. Light visual demand jobs can usually done after a couple of days but there are lots of eye drops, light sensitivity and poor initial vision due to normal inflammation.
Most cataract surgery is day surgery with no overnight hospital stay. The procedure is quick (10 min) but set-up, follow-up and waiting usually means a full day at the surgery center.