Can you go on an airplane after cataract surgery?
There are no safety risks to flying after cataract surgery. The altitude and pressure inside an airplane cabin will not harm your eyes. Air travel can dry out your eyes, though, so you will want to pack some eye drops in your carry-on luggage. Don’t forget your other medications and your eye shield.
Are there any restrictions after cataract surgery?
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. If at all possible, don’t sneeze or vomit right after surgery.
How soon after surgery can I fly?
How long should you wait before flying?
|Type of Surgery||Time required before flying|
|Brain surgery||Seven to ten days|
|Heart surgery||One week to 10 days|
|Hernia surgery||Four to ten days|
|Gallbladder removal||Depends on the doctor|
Can you travel after eye surgery?
LASIK Surgery: In general, it is considered safe to fly following LASIK surgery. However, like with many surgeries mentioned above, your doctor may advise you to avoid long distance travel for a short period following your procedure should you need to access care in the rare event of a problem.
How long should you wait to fly 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 before I can fly after a cataract operation?
As a rough guide, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says that before flying, you should allow: 1 day after simple cataract or corneal laser surgery. 1 day after a colonoscopy. 1 to 2 days after keyhole surgery.
How many days rest is needed after cataract surgery?
Most people are able to return to work or their normal routine in 1 to 3 days. After your eye heals, you may still need to wear glasses, especially for reading. This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover.
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 travel by car after surgery?
Car and train travel, however, may be safe after only a few days. You should be able to resume driving as soon as you can move your head without pain or difficulty, as long as you are not taking prescription pain medication.