When can you wash your face after cataract surgery?
You can shower or wash your hair the day after surgery. Keep water, soap, shampoo, hair spray, and shaving lotion out of your eye, especially for the first week. Do not rub or put pressure on your eye for at least 1 week. Do not wear eye makeup for 1 to 2 weeks.
How do you shower after cataract surgery?
You can take a shower or bath 24 hours after your surgery. Do not get water or soap in your eye. Keep your eye closed while you shower. Use a clean washcloth every time and normal tap water to clean secretions from your lashes or the corner of your eye.
How do you clean your eyes after cataract surgery?
How to clean your eye
- boil some water and allow it to cool.
- wash your hands.
- dip cotton wool or clean gauze in the cool boiled water.
- gently wipe from the inside (near your nose) to the outside corner of your eye.
- don’t wipe inside your eye.
- don’t wash your eye out with water.
- don’t press on your eye.
What can you not do after cataract surgery?
Don’t do any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for a few weeks. Immediately after the procedure, avoid bending over to prevent putting extra pressure on your eye. If at all possible, don’t sneeze or vomit right after surgery. Be careful walking around after surgery, and don’t bump into doors or other objects.
How long after cataract surgery can I sleep on my side?
Cataract surgery should not affect how you sleep, aside from wearing the protective eye shield to avoid rubbing the eye. Rubbing your eye or even water splashing in your eye can aggravate the chances of infection. You may also want to avoid sleeping on the side of the operated eye for the first 24 hours.
What happens if you bend over after cataract surgery?
Although patients undergoing cataract surgery may believe that they should not bend down after their operation, modern microsurgery produces a secure wound which is resistant to the changes in intraocular pressure which may occur with changes in posture.
Does cataract surgery give you 20 20 Vision?
Will I see 20/20? Your vision after cataract surgery depends on: How advanced your cataracts were. What type of intraocular lens, or IOL, you chose.
What is the recovery time for cataract surgery?
Your doctor may prescribe eyedrops or other medication to prevent infection, reduce inflammation and control eye pressure. Sometimes, these medications can be injected into the eye at the time of surgery. After a couple of days, most of the discomfort should disappear. Often, complete healing occurs within eight weeks.
How long do you have to wear dark glasses after cataract surgery?
After cataract surgery, your doctor will tell you to wear UV-protecting sunglasses for at least one year, even though your intraocular lens has a special UV coating too.
How long does it take for my vision to stabilize after cataract surgery?
The consensus seems to be that it takes 1-3 months. So you should expect your eyes to have stabilized 2-4 months after the surgery. You’ll probably have another Ophthalmologist appointment around that time. That’s when you should be ready to have your eyes tested and be given a new glasses prescription if needed.
How long do I have to put drops in my eyes after cataract surgery?
Antibiotics: Typically, we use antibiotic eye drops 4 times daily for one week following cataract surgery, then discontinue. For patients who had an LRI, we continue antibiotic eye drops 4 times daily for 2 weeks after cataract surgery and until the LRI incision shows no signs of fluorescein staining, then discontinue.
Is it normal to get headaches after cataract surgery?
If you experience these symptoms or flashes of light or a severe headache, you need to contact your doctor immediately. There are several things you should not do following your surgery as they can cause permanent and irreversible damage to your eye.
Why are my eyes still blurry and sun sensitive after 2 months of cataract surgery?
This can be normal, but if it lasts more than a couple of days, talk to your doctor. Sometimes, you just need to wear sunglasses for a few months until it goes away. But it could also be a sign of another issue, like too much inflammation in your eye, and you may need eye drops.