How long can you not bend over after cataract surgery?
Do not get your hair coloured or permed for 10 days after 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.
What positions are to be avoided after cataract surgery?
Limit Strenuous Activity
“Positions that put your head below your waist, such as bending over, can also increase eye pressure and should be avoided initially after surgery.”
Can you lay flat after cataract surgery?
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.
When can I get water in my eye after cataract surgery?
Swimmers should wait four weeks after cataract surgery before swimming in a pool or a natural body of water. Swimmers who wear goggles may swim as soon as two weeks after cataract surgery. However, it is very important to wait until the eye has had a chance to properly recover.
When can I do housework after cataract surgery?
Do Your Heavy Lifting Pre-Surgery
Walking and light housework are fine, but your doctor may suggest that you avoid lifting and bending for up to a week after surgery. Put off any intense physical projects until after you’ve completely recovered from surgery.
What happens if I 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.
What is the best position to sleep after cataract surgery?
By sleeping on your back or the opposite side, you may be able to decrease your risk of infection after surgery. However, the eye shield can provide a back up protection for those who are unable to avoid sleeping on a certain side.
Can I do eye exercises after cataract surgery?
So, when can you start exercising again after cataract surgery? We recommend that you avoid any exercise for at least one week after cataract surgery. Any discomfort and tenderness from the surgery will settle within a few days and you can begin with some light to moderate exercise such as walking or stretching.
Is it OK to watch TV after cataract surgery?
Several hours following the surgery, most patients are able to watch some television or look at a computer screen for a short period of time. It’s important however that you don’t over-exert your eyes during the first 24 hours post-surgery. You can expect to return to most normal activities during the first week.