Though cataract surgery doesn’t really take that much time to heal, still, there are a few tips that can contribute to achieving optimal cataract surgery recovery.
Here are some tips to follow to attain full recovery after cataract surgery:
Avoid rubbing your eyes: Perhaps one of the quickest ways of developing some sort of nasty infection is none other than rubbing your eyes. In fact, you should avoid rubbing them even if you are not on cataract surgery recovery.
Avoid driving: When to resume driving after your cataract surgery depends on a host of factors, most of which vary according to individuals and circumstances. Your eye doctor is the best person to suggest when to start driving considering your individual circumstances.
Avoid swimming: Swimming is a healthy and beneficial activity without a doubt, but one to be avoided after cataract surgery, for a week at least. And this also includes avoiding hot tubs.
Avoid strenuous activities: Keep away from heavy lifting or rigorous exercises of any kind for a few weeks.
Avoid sneezing, vomiting or any other activities involving sudden jerks: Sneezing or vomiting can also result in damaging your recently operated eye, try your best to avoid them too.
Avoid exposure to dust: Exposure of your eyes to irritants like dust, grime, and wind through the first few weeks after surgical treatment of your eye for cataracts is not a good idea. So, you better clean, dust and vacuum through your house prior to surgery.
Avoid bending postures: You better avoid bending over immediately after the surgery to make sure you don’t end up putting extra pressure on your eye.
Move around cautiously: With one of your eyes covered, it is quite imperative that you walk around cautiously, making sure not to bump into doors, walls or other objects.
Use antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye-drops strictly according to your doctor’s instructions: This is what you need to do if you want to ensure proper and quick healing without getting inflammation or infection in your eye. If administering them seems like a problem for you, consult your family or friends to help you do so.
Eyes happen to be one of the most sensitive parts of the human body, especially if they have undergone surgery. So, you better take good care of your eyes after cataract surgery, so that it yields you the best outcomes.
It’s always best to consult an eye doctor to know what’s best when it comes to your cataract. Ours at Shinagawa are well experienced. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 to schedule an eye check.