Will I be able to drive the day after cataract surgery?
On the day of surgery
You won’t be allowed to drive immediately after surgery. The main reason for this is that you will probably have been sedated and will be in no condition to drive yourself home.
Can I drive 2 days after cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is one of the safest, most successful surgeries involving the eye. Most people notice a significant improvement in their vision and can resume everyday activities, including driving, within 24 hours after cataract 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 should I sleep with an eye shield after cataract surgery?
While home, you may be allowed to remove your eye shield, but you should wear it when sleeping for at least a week to prevent eye injury. Full recovery from cataract surgery should be complete in about a month, although it can take up to three months for your eye to be completely healed.
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.
What activities should be avoided after cataract surgery?
Avoid heavy lifting, exercise, and other strenuous activities. Exercise can cause complications while you’re healing. You’re at higher risk of having an accident if you’re doing anything physically taxing.
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.
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.
Is it OK to sleep on your side after cataract surgery?
You should avoid sleeping on your side after you have cataract surgery. After your cataract surgery, you’ll be provided with an eye shield, to protect your eye from dust, grime and anything else that may get into and irritate your eye or cause infection.
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.