When can I wash my eyes with soap and water 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 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.
When can I shower normally 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.
- Do not wipe inside your eye.
- Do not wash your eye out with water.
- Do not press on your eye.
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.
How long does it take for eye to heal after cataract surgery?
Although some patients see well just a few days after cataract surgery, full healing can take up to three months. Cataract surgery recovery time tends to be minimal and mild, but there are various factors that can impact the speed of recovery.
What are the do’s and don’t 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.
What happens if you bend over after cataract surgery?
Immediately after procedure, avoid bending over that brings more pressure to the eyes. Just like with strenuous activity, bending over can cause a rush of blood to your head that interferes with your recovering eyes.
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.
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 many days after cataract surgery can you wash your hair?
You can wash your hair one day after cataract surgery, but do not let the water run directly into your eyes.
What should I watch after cataract surgery?
Symptoms to watch for after cataract surgery
- Vision loss.
- Pain that persists despite the use of over-the-counter pain medications.
- Light flashes or multiple spots (floaters) in front of your eye.
- Nausea, vomiting or excessive coughing.
Why are my eyes still blurry after cataract surgery?
Sometimes after surgery, blood vessels in the retina leak. As fluid collects in your eye, it blurs your vision. Your doctor will treat it with eye drops, and it could take weeks or months to heal. It usually gets completely better.
Should 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.