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Cataract Surgery Post Operative Care


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After the cataract surgery you can return home stay quietly for two to three days. Do not lift any heavy objects. Do not bend down. You can watch TV and resume your normal diet.

It is better to wear dark glasses for a week to protect your eyes, even when you sleep. You should never rub your eyes. You should completely prevent your eyes from coming into contact with water and soap. You should never go for a swim or take showers, till the incision heals.

You can return to your office for desk work. You should take extensive precaution to see that your eyes do not come into contact with any dust or dirt. Completely avoid any dusty atmosphere. Avoid driving for at least one week after the surgery.

Post operative care involves the application of medications like the eye drops and ointment prescribed by the doctor, regularly. Wash your hands clean before you apply any medication. You should always use sterilized strips to wipe the drops of medicine that comes out of your eye. Alternately get surgical cotton and cut it into small square pieces. Put in the pressure cooker for ten minutes after the pressure develops. Then this cotton would be sterilized. Store it carefully and use it.

You may experience watery eyes a for few days after surgery. After the cataract surgery our eyes could turn red. You will be asked to meet your doctor the day after your surgery. You will be told to contact the doctor immediately if

  • You experience severe pain of the eyes.

  • Your vision becomes suddenly blurred

  • If you see sudden flashes of light.

  • If you see things floating across

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