What restrictions apply after cataract surgery?
Here are 7 things that you shouldn’t do after cataract surgery:
- Drive. You shouldn’t drive at least 24 hours after cataract surgery.
- Wear Makeup. Makeup is full of bacteria!
- Perform Any Strenuous Activity.
- Go Near Dusty Areas.
- Forget To Wear Sunglasses Outside.
- Rub Your Eye.
How long are you restricted from driving after cataract surgery?
For driving, the minimal amount of time before you should be OK to drive is 24 hours after the fact, though you are strongly advised to wait for confirmation from your doctor based on your follow-up examination. Everyone reacts differently to cataract surgery, so some people might recover more quickly than others.
Can I use a computer after cataract surgery?
3. Avoid Harsh Lighting. Another important precaution is to avoid harsh, flashing lights for at least the first 24-hours after your cataract surgery. This includes sources of light from your television, mobile phone, tablet device, computer, laptop etc.
Can I use face cream after cataract surgery?
Do your best to not rub your eye(s) after surgery. Do not wear eye makeup and consider avoiding face cream or lotion.
Do I have to inform DVLA of cataract surgery?
The blurriness caused by cataracts can mean that you’re unsafe to drive, and can also render your car insurance invalid, but you don’t need to tell the DVLA about cataracts if you still meet their visual acuity requirements.
How long does it take for vision to stabilize after cataract surgery?
Within 48 hours, many cataracts patients see significant improvement in their vision. It is possible that your vision could take one to two weeks to adjust and settle. The eye must adapt to the new intraocular lens that has replaced the lens.
Can you wear a face mask after cataract surgery?
The risk of contamination from a face mask to the operation site is not only present during the operation. Wearing a facemask is now required in many places in the community, so patients may continue wearing a mask after surgery which potentially further increases the risk of developing an infection after surgery.
Can I use artificial tears after cataract surgery?
The recommended drop schedule after cataract surgery is 1 drop twice a day in the operative eye for a minimum of three weeks. The Preservative Free Artificial Tears can be used up to 4 times daily or as needed for comfort.
What are the restrictions after cataract surgery?
Some of the restrictions that will apply after surgery are: While these restrictions after cataract surgery will apply, you should be able to perform normal activities within a few hours after the procedure. If you follow the rules and restrictions, you will recover quickly from your surgery with no harmful side effects.
Can I drive the day after cataract surgery?
Do not drive the day after your surgery. We don’t want you to do any strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for the first few weeks after your surgery. As your eye heals, you need to stay out of swimming pools or hot tubs, at least for the first week.
What can I do to prevent eye problems after cataract surgery?
Do not wear eye makeup and consider avoiding face cream or lotion. To prevent irritation of the eyes, avoid settings with higher levels of dust, wind, pollen, and dirt. Wear sunglasses on bright days. This may need to continue for up to a year after cataract surgery.
How safe is cataract surgery?
A typical cataract surgery is incredibly safe and has a high success rate resulting in repaired vision with no complications. About 96 percent of people have reported 20/40 uncorrected vision with less than 2 percent of people reporting sight-threatening complications following surgery.