Ways To Clean Your Eyes After Cataract Surgery | Shinagawa Cataract Blog

Ways To Clean Your Eyes After Cataract Surgery

Having your cataract safely removed through a surgery for a better vision is one thing, taking proper care of your eye right after is another.

It is important to have the proper post-operation care to be able to recover well, accordingly.

While most patients can slowly resume their daily activities following cataract surgery, you will strictly be advised to comply with specific dos and don’ts to be an and shorten your recovery time.

Among several key reminders, protecting your eyes from dust and dirt is critical to your recovery. Here are some effective ways and steps to protect and clean your eyes right after cataract surgery:

Step 1: Thoroughly wash your hand to clean them from dirt

Step 2: Boil water and allow it to cool

Step 3: Dip clean cotton cloth or gauze in the cooled down water

Step 4: Gently wipe the inside and outside corner of your eye

Step 5: Gently wipe the upper and lower eyelid

Step 6: Look up and gently wipe away any sticky discharges

Step 7: Don’t rub your eye

Step 8: Don’t splash water directly to your eye

Step 9: Don’t press on your eye

This cleaning process is normally recommended and advised to be repeated at least twice a day during the first two weeks after the cataract procedure. This is to maintain good hygiene and most importantly, to help give you smoother and faster recovery time.

Our experienced eye doctors know what’s best for you and your cataract. We’re looking forward to guiding you through. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517.


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