Can I travel by car after cataract surgery?
Driving After Cataract Surgery
You will not be able to drive yourself home from cataract surgery because the surgery requires anesthesia. It will take time for the effects of the medicine to wear off. You can resume driving as soon as you feel comfortable doing so.
Can you travel after cataract surgery?
Normal cataract surgery would not pose any problems for air travel, even right away. Once your doctor has cleared you for normal activities, flying is fine. Just don’t miss your follow-up appointments.
What can you not do after cataract surgery?
Do not bend over or do any strenuous activities, such as biking, jogging, weight lifting, or aerobic exercise, for 2 weeks or until your doctor says it is okay. Avoid swimming, hot tubs, gardening, and dusting for 1 to 2 weeks. Wear sunglasses on bright days for at least 1 year after surgery.
How long can I fly after cataract surgery?
Flying After Cataract Surgery
Flying poses no risk to your vision after cataract surgery. You are safe to fly as soon as your procedure has been completed. The primary concern is access to follow-up care and continued caution in daily activities until you have fully healed.
How long does it take to heal after cataract surgery?
How Long Does It Take for the Eye to Heal Fully After Cataract Surgery? The Longer Term. 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.
How should you sleep after cataract surgery?
In general, you will want to do as little as possible to avoid irritating your eye. This includes rubbing and contacting your eye – even with your pillow. By sleeping on your back or the opposite side, you may be able to decrease your risk of infection after surgery.
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 wash your face after cataract surgery?
Don’t wash face with soap as it can enter the operated eye. Gently wipe the face with a wet cloth. Bathing is allowed. Avoid head bath for 3-4 weeks.
What is the fastest way to recover from cataract surgery?
How to get the best cataract surgery recovery?
- Don’t drive on the first day following 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.
How long after cataract surgery can you sleep on that 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.
Does cataract surgery restore 20/20 Vision?
Vision Quality After Surgery
Most patients can achieve 20/20 vision as long as they have no other conditions. Conditions that can affect the quality of vision after cataract surgery include: Glaucoma. Corneal scarring.
Can I wear my old glasses after cataract surgery?
Are they safe to wear? You will not harm your eyes by wearing your old glasses. However, you may prefer not wearing them since, in most cases, your vision will have improved after surgery, in particular your distance vision.
When can you shampoo hair after cataract surgery?
It’s usually considered safe to wash your hair 24 hours after you have cataract surgery. However, you should keep your eyes closed and avoid getting any water or shampoo in your eye, and, it’s advised that you use a mild or baby shampoo.
When can I start cooking after cataract surgery?
We advise all of our patients to avoid cooking for at least one week after cataract surgery. After surgery, your eyes will need time to heal. They might be more sensitive than normal, so it’s important to avoid any activities that may cause them any stress.